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Asparagus

Connover's Colossal

Thick dark green shoots, developed in 1873, listed in 1897 in Australia, most popular until replaced by Mary Washington.

Seed count: 23/g.

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Packet (60 seeds) $3.50
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5g $6.00
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20g $16.00
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100g $65.00
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General information:

Asparagus

Asparagus officinalis

Perennial used in ancient times in Mediterranean area. Cook lightly. Three years to first edible spears from seed, best in areas with cold winters. Male seedlings which are the best croppers are the thicker ones at transplanting. Cut old fronds, fertilize and mulch each winter at which time the root crowns can be transplanted. Once established can last 20 years. Likes light friable soils and pH around 7.0, sunny spot or partially shaded, use well rotted manure and heavy mulch. Sow after frost.

Asparagus planting information:

When To Plant In Australia
Tropics:Feb-Nov
Subtropic:Aug-Nov
Mild:Aug-Nov
Cold/Frost:Sep-Nov
Seed Sowing
Plant space cm:20-35
Row space cm:90-120
Depth cm:1-2
Best soil temp:16-30 °C
Sow after frost:Yes
 
Other Info
Number of seeds per gram:23-28
Rate per hectare:1.5kg
Average days to maturity:2-3 years
Seed savers needed
Edible Flowers
Sprout & Eat
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