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Jersey Knight Hybrid Asparagus
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Jersey Knight Hybrid Asparagus

Huge Yields of Big, Bright Green Spears

Super tender; performs well even in clay soil. Very tight head in warm climates, but as temperatures rise above the mid 70's, watch to be sure spears are staying tight. If they start to open, begin cutting at 5" height to ensure tenderness of harvest. Very tolerant of rust and foliar diseases, making Jersey Knight a favorite in humid climates. Medium to large spear size; prolific spear production. Predominantly male hybrid strain, so little or no seed produced. PP6624
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  • Botanical Name: Asparagus officinalis "Jersey Knight" Plant patent 6624.
  • Height: 4 - 5 feet.
  • Spacing: Set crowns 12 - 18 inches apart.
  • Depth: Prepare a trench 8 inches deep. Spread crowns over the soil and cover them with 2 inches of soil. Gradually fill the trench with soil as the plants grow. (if your soil is clay or heavy, you may want to add compost). Plant plugs are planted like a potted plant. These can easily be planted with a tro
  • Spread: 18 inches.
  • Light Required: Full sun.
  • Yield: Heavy yields.
  • Foliage: Graceful, feathery green foliage.
  • Zone: 3 - 8 (2 with protection).
  • Form: Upright
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, fertile soil. Tolerates most soils; prefers a soil pH of 6.0 - 8.0.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: After harvest, asparagus must be completely dormant before mowing. Mow late Winter or early Spring.
  • Comments: For a fresh alternative to limp supermarket varieties, try growing Jersey Knight Asparagus in your own garden and experience a superior flavor and more tender texture. This prolific, patented all-male strain out-produces almost every other variety on the market today. Performs in even heavy clay soil; spear tips stay tight past the harvest. Best for high yield, fine flavor and the largest succulent spears. Proven tops for productivity, flavor and wide adaptability.

Shipping

Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule
ZONE Vegetable Plants & Starts
1A-4B 9/23 - 11/1
5A & 5B 9/23 - 11/1
6A & 6B 9/23 - 11/1
7A & 7B 9/23 - 11/1
8A & 8B 9/23 - 11/1
9A-10B 9/23 - 11/1
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 28, 2019

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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