UC 72 Asparagus Seeds
UC 72 Asparagus AS2-20

UC 72 Asparagus Seeds

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SKU AS2-100
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Country Of Origin: USA USA
Description
Planting Instructions
Growing Calendar
Disease Resistant
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Asparagus officinalis. Open Pollinated. Perennial. UC 72 Asparagus. The plant produces heavy yields of dark green asparagus spears. Asparagus is a perennial vegetable, so you plant it just once and enjoy season after season. It is usually larger than the Mary Washington variety. Heat Tolerant. Drought Tolerant. It was developed at UC Davis for better production and tolerance to Fusarium Wilt. An excellent choice for home gardens, farmer’s markets, and market growers. Disease Resistant: FCRR. FW.

Lot No: 220125

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 10/23

Seeds Per Pound: 12,800

Plant Height: 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.

Asparagus
Growing Calendar
Indoor Germination Temperature: 75 to 80 F
Minimum Outdoor Temperature: 50 to 70 F
Start Indoors Transplant Start Outdoors Start Indoors Fall Transplant Fall Start Outdoors Fall Multiple Crops
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Seed Depth: ¼” to ½“

Days to Germination: 14 to 21 days

Plant Spacing: 12”

Row Spacing: 48”

Sunlight Requirement: Partial Shade/Full sun

Days to Harvest after Planting Outdoors: 60 to 90 days


USDA Hardiness Zone: 2 to 11


Use Miracle-Gro© Seed Starting Mix for best germination results.

FCRR– Fusarium Crown & Root Rot

Scientific Name: Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. asparagi, Fusarium proliferatum, and Fusarium moniliforme

Type: Fungus

Fusarium Crown & Root Rot is a devastating world-wide soil borne disease that affects the growth of asparagus and tomatoes. The disease affects the roots. Symptoms include wilting, stunting, yellowing, and dry rot of the crowns. Often the crown turns a brown color when it is infected with the disease and then rapidly dies off. Once the plant is infected, it is extremely difficult to manage the disease once the fungus is established in the field. Plan on using a 5 year crop rotation and avoid planting asparagus in the same location, year after year as the disease can survive in the soil for a long time. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties.

FW – Fusarium Wilt

Scientific Name: Fusarium oxysporum

Type: Fungus

Fusarium Wilt is a fungal disease that affects the growth of cantaloupes & melons, cauliflower, eggplants, peas, peppers, squash, tomatoes, and watermelons. It is one of the most devastating of all soil-borne diseases. It attacks the roots of the plants and moves up the stems. Symptoms include stunting and wilting. Plants don’t always die, but it slows growth and reduces yields. Infected seedlings will damping off, wilt, and die. If you stick with fusarium wilt resistant tomato varieties you don’t have to worry. Many of the older heirlooms don’t have any resistance to the disease, so if you grow these then you should keep an eye out for it. The infected plants should be removed to avoid further infestation. Plan on using a 3 year crop rotation and avoid planting in the same location, year after year, as the disease can survive in the soil for 7 years. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties.

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