Asparagus- Connovers Colossal

Asparagus officinalis

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Asparagus- Connovers Colossal

Asparagus officinalis

  • Perennial vegetable 150cm
  • Old variety from 1873
  • Superb flavour

Perennial vegetable growing to 150cm. Thick green spears with purple tips. Superb flavour. Excellent yields. Can be used raw or cooked. Considered a gourmet food. Takes 3 years to produce edible spears but plants last 20 years or more. Very old heirloom variety from 1873.

How to sow and grow:

Method: Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth: 10mm
When: Spring
Row Spacing: 110cm
Position: Part or full sun, moist soil
Plant Spacing: 30cm
Hardiness: Hardy
Plant Height: 150cm
Days to Maturity/flowering: 1095 days (3 years)
Care: Male plants produce better thicker spears so female plants should be removed (female plants produce red poisonous berries). Plants die back every winter and re-sprout every spring. Plants should be grown without interference for the first 3 years to establish a strong root structure, once this is done plants will start producing thick spears that can be cut at ground level as they appear. Plants last 20 years or more.

(Product number: A2-12)
Seeds per gram: 23 seeds

SKU A2-12
Botanical name: Asparagus officinalis
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 20 seeds
Seeds per gram: 23
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Photo by Minh Le

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