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Growing asparagus is a long-term, but incredibly worthwhile investment. Be sure to prepare your permanent asparagus bed in advance, so that you can plant the asparagus crowns without delay. Although asparagus beds take several years to establish, each asparagus crown can produce up to 25 spears per year and will continue cropping for 25 years.
Asparagus officinalis 'Pacific 2000' (Spring/Autumn Planting)
Spring/Autumn planting.From New Zealand breeding, this vigorous variety was voted the best in commercial grower taste tests in 2006. The consistently uniform, green spears are so tender and stringless, they can be eaten raw or sliced in salads. This long lasting variety is highly regarded for its heavy yields and superior flavour. Unlike many traditional varieties, Asparagus 'Pacific 2000' is suitable for either spring or autumn planting. Although asparagus beds take several years to establish, each asparagus crown can produce up to 25 spears per year and will continue cropping for 25 years. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 45 cm (18").
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