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Jersey Knight Organic Asparagus Bare Roots Plants Asparagus Crowns for Planting Male -2yr-Crowns (25 Crowns)

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Jersey Knight Asparagus Asparagus is a long-lived perennial vegetable crop that is enjoyed by many gardeners. It can be productive for 20 or more years if given proper care. Roots are 2 year old. Select the new all-male hybrid asparagus varieties such as Jersey Giant, and Jersey Knight. These varieties produce spears only on male plants. Seeds produced on female plants fall to the ground and become a seedling weed problem in the garden. Female plants also have to expend more energy to produce the seeds that decreases the yields of asparagus spears on female plants. The all-male hybrids out-yield the old Mary Washington varieties by 3 to 1. Roots received before planting time may be packed in moist soil or sand and stored in a cool place until ready to plant. Plant roots as early in spring as soil can be worked. Choose a sunny location with rich, well-drained soil. When selecting a site, keep in mind that asparagus is a perennial vegetable; planting should not be disturbed. Dig trenches 6-8" deep and 12-15" wide. Set roots in bottom of trench, spacing crowns (center) 12-18" apart in the row. Spread roots out as far as possible and cover with 3-4" of fine soil. Fill trenches in as shoots grow. Space rows 2.5¡¯-4' apart.

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  • Asparaguses are perennial vegetables, so you just plant them once and enjoy season after season of succulent spears.
  • Easy to grow, edible, Non-GMO, disease resistant, cold hardy, heat tolerant.
  • Great Heirloom Vegetable. A favorite garden standard.
  • Low in calories and a great source of nutrients including fiber, folates and vitamins A, C and K.
  • Bare roots can be planted as soon as they arrive in spring. Rooted plants are great for fall and should be planted 4-6 weeks before first fall frost. You can expect to see a handful of spears the first growing season and a greater yield the 2nd growing season, with plants typically reaching full production in 1 to 3 years. Long after harvest, the graceful, feathery green foliage is still attractive.

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