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Asparagus officinalis Collection (Spring/Autumn Planting)

2 Options from £24.99

Hardy Perennial
What is Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
2 Reviews

Collection comprises:

b>Asparagus 'Ariane' - Delicious purple-tipped spears early in the season.

b>Asparagus 'Mondeo' - Impressive yields and quality, especially early in the season.

b>Asparagus 'Pacific 2000' - Consistently uniform, green spears that are tender and stringless.

b>Asparagus 'Purple Pacific' - Stringless spears that are more tender and sweet than many green varieties.

20 asparagus crowns - 5 of each varietySave £14.97 £39.96 £24.99 Despatch: by end of October
40 asparagus crowns - 10 of each varietySave £24.97 £59.96 £34.99 Despatch: by end of October
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery Reviews

Spring/Autumn planting.

Offering excellent value for money, this asparagus collection provides a good range of varieties, ensuring a long cropping season and reliable supply of delicious asparagus spears. Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 45cm (18").

  • Collection comprises:
  • Asparagus 'Ariane' - Delicious purple-tipped spears early in the season.
  • Asparagus 'Mondeo' - Impressive yields and quality, especially early in the season.
  • Asparagus 'Pacific 2000' - Consistently uniform, green spears that are tender and stringless.
  • Asparagus 'Purple Pacific' - Stringless spears that are more tender and sweet than many green varieties.

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    How to grow asparagus


    Kitchen Garden

    Hardy

    Full sun

    Up to 150cm (59.1in)

    Up to 45cm (17.7in)

    A little experience

    A little experience

    Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: GY, HS, IV41-IV56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3.

    20 Asparagus Crowns - 5 Of Each Variety (T99664P)
    40 Asparagus Crowns - 10 Of Each Variety (T99671P)

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    Harvest Months

    Weed asparagus beds by hand as the shallow roots may be damaged by hoeing. Water asparagus beds regularly during hot periods, to prevent them from drying out. In autumn cut back the yellowing foliage and mulch the crowns with well rotted manure to protect them from frost. Feed with a general fertiliser each March.

    When growing asparagus, resist the temptation to harvest the spears during their first season, but instead allow the plants to develop foliage. A limited crop of spears may be harvested in the second year during April and May when they reach 15cm (6") tall. By the third year, the crop can be fully harvested. It is recommended to stop cutting from the end of May to allow the shoots to develop into foliage. Later harvests can be made but risk weakening the plant.

    Prepare permanent asparagus beds well in advance of receiving your order so that the crowns can be planted without delay. Choose a sheltered position in full sun. Asparagus beds should be richly fertile and well drained. Remove all weeds, and incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the soil to improve soil structure and fertility. On cold, wet soils the addition of sharp sand or grit will help to improve drainage.

    Dig long trenches, 20cm (10") deep by 30cm (12") wide, and fill the bottom of the trench with 7cm (3") of well rotted manure or garden compost. Mound up soil on top of the manure to form a ridge along the length of the trench and place the asparagus crowns on top of ridge with their roots draped over the edge of the ridge at a distance of 45cm (18") apart. Cover the crowns with 7cm (3") of soil and firm them into their positions.

    Delivery

    Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

    Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £1.95.

    Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.95.

    Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

    Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

    Please see our Delivery page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

    Satisfaction Guaranteed

    For your complete peace of mind, our Home and Garden products may be returned to us within 30 days of purchase for a refund of the purchase price. Items must be returned unused, at your cost and in mint condition. All items carry a manufacturer's 12 month defects warranty.

    Reviews

    Very dry 2016-04-05

    I received these plants a few days ago. The bed was already prepared so I went to plant them immediately. When I unpacked them I was disappointed to find that the crowns were very very dry. I would have thought that every effort would have been made to keep the roots moist. I planted them with fingers crossed. I may be proved wrong but I will be very surprised if most of the crowns don't turn out to be "no shows"

    T&M replied on 2016-05-04: Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. If you would like to contact our Customer Care Department at ccare@thompson-morgan.com, one of our agents will be more than happy to look in to this further for you.

    Only when you plant a new bed do you realise how unproductive your old one was! 2012-08-14

    Fabulous selection of strong healthy plants, lovely sweet tender varieties, bed is in its first year so trying to leave it alone,have been nibbling the odd spear (even now the bed is still throwing up masses of shoots), crowns are certainly fast to establish. I hadn't realised how unproductive my old bed had become, great decision to make a new bed and love the selection.