Asparagus- Connover's Colossal

Asparagus officinalis Packet

Standard seed packet, 20 seeds

$1.25
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  • Perennial vegetable 150cm
  • Old variety from 1873
  • Superb flavour

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Description

'Asparagus- Connover's Colossal' seeds

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.

Seeds per gram: 23
Product code: A2-12

Method Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 10mm
Season 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 Until Maturity 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.

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Small seed packets ONLY Economy Delivery $2.50 or FREE on orders over $20
(WA customers: $5 economy delivery*)
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Parcel Delivery  Capped rate of $6.99 Order sent via Australia Post- Parcel Post | 1-6 business days
WITH TRACKING | Guaranteed delivery**
  Express Delivery Starting from $15.00
(calculated by weight)
Order sent via Australia Post- Express | 1+ business day
WITH TRACKING | Guaranteed delivery**

*All orders sent to Western Australia are subject to mandatory inspection and fees by Quarantine WA. These fees are included in all shipping costs above.

**We will replace all orders that are lost or damaged in transit however we will not replace or refund orders simply because they were delivered later than estimated. Full details here.

 

Ratings & Reviews

Asparagus- Connover's Colossal

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.
21 November 2020

Growing multiple asparagus

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
19 April 2019