Asparagus- Connover's Colossal

Asparagus officinalis

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Standard seed packet, 20 seeds

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Asparagus- Connover's 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
Germination: 14-21 days @ 23-27°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle: Hardy Perennial
Row Spacing: 110cm
Plant Spacing: 30cm
Plant Height: 150cm
Position: Part or full sun, moist soil
Days to Maturity/Flowering: 1095 days (3 years)
*Notes: 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
Shipping Weight 0.0015kg
Botanical name: Asparagus officinalis
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 20 seeds
Seeds per gram: 23

Asparagus- Connover's Colossal

21 November 2020
Direct sown and also raised in a pot late Winter in Northern NSW. Took a while (maybe 2 months) for them to come out, actually forgot about them but they're going quite well. The one started in a pot was the fastest grower and I've repotted it recently. Gets knocked around quite a bit with the wind but doesn't seem to be taking it too badly. Gonna be a while before they're ready to eat but didn't really find it too hard to germinate the seeds.
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Growing multiple asparagus

19 April 2019
Growing asparagus for the first time along with Mary washington and the Argenteuil. All 3 are going strong, just be warned it does take a fair few weeks to establish. Growing in bulk with vermicompost and cheap potting soil in Autumn so that they can be planted in the ground in spring
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