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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 Challenger' (Autumn Planting)
The first Phytophthora tolerant asparagus available commercially - and with good fusarium tolerance too, this must be one of the most disease resistant varieties. Asparagus 'Pacific Challenger' produces high yields of slender green spears with firm, tight tips and a good flavour. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 45cm (18").
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Asparagus officinalis 'Amaro Montina' (Autumn Planting)
This ancient, rustic asparagus has been improved by Italian growers to produce a high quality variety with superb nutritional qualities. Asparagus officinalis 'Amaro Montina' bears good yields of slender, medium sized spears. Perfect for Autumn planting, this resilient variety shows excellent immunity to rust and fusarium wilt, and even tolerates dry and coastal conditions. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 45cm (18").More info
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