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This page gives instructions on how to buy asparagus seeds from David's Garden Seeds. Asparagus is one of the earliest of spring-harvested crops. This perennial is easily grown from crowns or roots, and once established will produce tender spears every spring for many years. We offer seeds as well as hardy, one-year-old crowns of reliable, standard varieties with complete, easy-to-follow growing information.
Asparagus Apollo 25 Non-GMO, Hybrid Seeds
Apollo F1 is an early, vigorous hybrid asparagus variety. It is also
resistant to rust, fusarium, and crown and root rot. It produces medium
to large (17cm - 23cm). It typically produces for 10-15 years. Harvest in two to three years.
Asparagus Atlas 25 Non-GMO, Hybrid Seeds
Atlas is an excellent high-yielding asparagus variety for use in both green and white production. Harvest in about two to three years.
Asparagus Grande 25 Non-GMO, Hybrid Seeds
Early and vigorous growth. Excellent yielder early through late in the
cutting season. Very attractive medium-large to large diameter spears. Very tight heads for
smooth appearance; cylindrical shape with slight tapering spear tips.
Maintains very tight head under warm to hot growing conditions. High
tolerance to fusarium, rust, blight and other foliar diseases. Harvest in two to three years.
Asparagus Jersey Gem 25 Non-GMO, Hybrid Seeds
A large green spear with slightly more purpling than other Jersey
cultivars. A processing cultivar from Jersey Asparagus Farms. Resistant
to cercospora and rust. Harvest in two to three years.
Asparagus Mary Washington 50 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
Mary Washington is the classic asparagus. This variety is a
high-yield perennial, and should provide a bountiful harvest for several
years to come. Plant once and it will grow for years producing lots of
asparagus spears. Recommend for Texas and other warm growing areas, as
well as cool growing areas. Harvest in about two years.
Asparagus Millennium 25 Non-GMO, Hybrid Seeds
Superior all-around performer. A cold-hardy asparagus that maintains tip tightness as it grows. Since Millennium is well-adapted to various soil types, including heavier soils, growers can utilize land previously unsuitable for asparagus production.
Higher yielding than Jersey
Supreme, and over a longer period, with more fern vigor and survival,
the same spear size and spring emergence, and a higher proportion of
male plants; (male plants are more productive for spears, while female
plants drop seeds, overcrowding the bed and causing smaller spears, weed
issues, and increased asparagus beetle and disease pressure). Harvest in two to three years.
Asparagus Purple Passion 25 Non-GMO, Hybrid Seeds
Purple spears are sweeter and more tender than green varieties, and a colorful option for raw eating in salads. Spears turn green when cooked, but retain their excellent flavor. Tighter spacing ( 6 to 8 inches) is recommended for best market size. Perennial. Suitable for growing in cool to warm climates. Burgundy colored. Low fiber spear with creamy green interior.
Tightly compressed bud scales with tight, rounded tip. Later spear production protects from early frost damage. Mild and sweet tasting with 20% greater sugar content than green spears. Tolerant to fusarium but susceptible to rust. Great for specialty and gourmet retail markets and restaurant trade. Harvest in two to three years.
UC-157 Asparagus 100 Non-GMO, Hybrid Seeds
Most widely grown asparagus variety in the world. It was developed at the University of California at Riverside in 1978. It is the 2nd generation hybrid produced from the original UC 157. Shows earliness in production, multi-spear initiation (3 to 5 at a time), uniformity in color & size, and heavier yields than other commercial varieties. 3 to 4 feet tall. Light cuttings in 2 years. Excellent choice for market growers, and home gardens. Tolerant of Rust and highly tolerant of Fusarium Wilt. Harvest in about two to three years.
Asparagus UC-72, 100 Non-GMO, Open Pollinated Seeds
A superior Mary Washington variety that produces earlier, larger and more uniform yields of dark green spears with fairly compact heads. Spears are 6 to 12 inches long and 1/2 inches in diameter. More heat and drought tolerant than other varieties. May take 2 to 3 years to reach full production but can bear for 15 to 20 yrs. Prefers full sun. Excellent choice for market growers and home gardeners. Tolerant of Fusarium Wilt and Rust. Harvest in about two to three years.
Asparagus Walker Deluxe 25 Non-GMO, Hybrid Seeds
Adapted to temperate, warm and cool climates. Walker Deluxe is an early
season variety. All-male hybrid with very high yield potential medium
green spear with slightly purple bracts. Tight headed for smooth
appearance. For use in fresh, processing and freezing industries High
tolerance to rust, fusarium and other foliar diseases. Harvest in two to three years.
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All of the variety information on the David's Garden Seeds® website, including the days to
maturity, color and size are based on data from tests done at specific
locations. Many factors, including geographic location, daytime and
nighttime temperatures, the availability of plant nutrients, many unknown climate factors and insects/pest interact to determine a variety's
performance. For information on which varieties will perform best in
your area, we recommend that you contact your local county extension agent or a Master Gardener.
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