Spears ready to harvest in first year!
This first-class asparagus produces tall, slender, high quality spears with tight green buds. Particularly delicious steamed, stir-fried or sautéed and topped with butter.
Full growing instructions given on packet.
Sow March-April under glass at a temperature of 18-20°C (65-70°F). Plant out when frost risk has passed, 45cm (18") apart. Keep weeded and watered. A light harvest can be achieved in August of the first year. Pick May-June in subsequent years.
Aftercare - Easy:True
Aftercare - Moderate:False
Aftercare - High:False
Likes Acidic Soil:False
Beds & Borders:True
Greenhouse, Glass House or Home:True
HEALTH BENEFITS: Rich in vitamins A, C & E. Best eaten soon after harvest for optimum taste and nutrient value. CULINARY TIPS: Try raw as crudities with a dip, or dress simply with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.