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Jersey Giant Asparagus

Highly Productive and Vigorous!

The spears are not heat resistant, but Jersey Giant is well adapted to the South, as is evident by its inclusion on the recommended varieties list of ten Southern states' university extension services (sweeping from Arkansas across to Georgia and Virginia, and every state in between). Heat above 70°F will cause the spears to "open" early, so cutting before the spears exceed 5" will be necessary to ensure sweet, tender flavor. Tolerant to rust, Fusarium, other foliar diseases and crown rot. Largely male hybrid produces very high yields. For each offer, get 10 plants. PP5551.
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  • 74002
  • Medium Grade - 10 starts
  • $14.99
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  • Heavy Grade - 10 starts
  • $24.99
  • 74004
  • Giant Grade - 10 starts
  • $34.99
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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Asparagus officinalis 'Jersey Giant' Hybrid.
  • Height: 4 - 5 feet.
  • Spacing: Set crowns 12 - 18 inches apart.
  • Depth: 6 - 10 inches.
  • Spread: 1 - 2.5 feet.
  • Light Required: Sun to partial shade.
  • Yield: Heavy yields.
  • Foliage: Graceful, feathery green foliage.
  • Zone: 3 - 9.
  • Form: Upright.
  • Soil Requirements: Deeply worked, fertile humus enriched soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: Cut before the spears exceed 5 inches. Mow the plant stalks down after the foliage has died.
  • Comments: Plants produce more spears, not seeds, resulting in higher yields. Highly productive and vigorous, resistant to rust and tolerant to Fusarium root and crown rot. Purple bracted spears are very large and are an attractive green.

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