Asparagus - Connovers Colossal - Heirloom (seed)

Asparagus - Connovers Colossal - Heirloom (seed)

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Asparagus Officinalis

Connovers Colossal Asparagus is a Perennial vegetable growing to 150cm. It produces thick green spears with purple tips. Superb flavour with abundant yields. Can be used raw or cooked. It takes 3 years to produce edible spears, however plants last 20 years or more. Very old heirloom variety from 1873.

Sow 10mm in Spring, part or full sun, moist soil.

Note: Male plants produce thicker spears so female plants should be removed (female plants produce poisonous red 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. 

10 seeds per packet