UC 157 F2 Asparagus pk/20

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SKU AS5-20
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Asparagus officinalis. (F2) Plant produces heavy yields of dark green asparagus spears. The UC 157 Asparagus was developed by Frank Takatori and Frank Southers at the University of California at Riverside in 1978. It is still the most widely planted fresh market asparagus variety in the world. Excellent choice for home gardens and market growers. Disease Resistant: FW, R.

Lot No: 95296

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 12/16

Seeds Per Pound: 12,800

Plant Height: 7-12” tall

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Indoor Sow



Asparagus Seeds
Asparagus officinalis

 
Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/4 to 1/2"75 F to 80 F 14 to 21 daysPartial Shade / Full Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
4 - 9 3 to 4"48" 12"60 - 90 days
Asparagus Seed Planting Information:

Transplant Asparagus outdoors after danger of all frost has passed in 6" deep trenches. Make sure bottom of trench is tilled well. Add fertilizer, humus, manure, and compost to soil and till well before transplanting plants outdoors. Although the plants take time to establish, they can produce up to 20 years. Plants can grow 7 to 12" tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires a level well drained fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Add well composted horse or cow manure to the soil annually. The pH should be slightly greater than 7.0. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Water frequently until plants are well established. Keep plants consistently moist. Water well during dry and hot spells. Keep moist and make sure plants get 1" water per week.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Periodically apply Miracle Gro.

Harvest Tips:

Harvest when spears are 6 to 12" tall and ½" in diameter. Cut the spears at ground level. edible flower buds when they are 3 to 4" in diameter. After harvesting, cut the plant back one third to encourage new buds to form.

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