Asparagus - Connovers Colossal - Heirloom

Asparagus - Connovers Colossal - Heirloom

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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 American heirloom variety from 1873 known for it's very thick spears.

Sow 10mm in Spring, full sun, in a deep well drained, well composted soil. Animal manures are beneficial. Germination approx. 21 days.

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