1890 Italian variety, excellent quality, bluish-green heads to 10cm, then lots of side shoots. 68-85 days.
Used by Romans and called "cabbage flower" and in England as "Italian Asparagus" from early 1700's. High vitamin C and protein. Likes soil rich and well watered. Sow anytime to ensure harvest during cooler months, doesn't do best in hot weather. Frost hardy.
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