Asparagus officinalis Early. Rutgers University intro, 2000.
All-male hybrid that is more productive than the older all-male varieties.
Excellent tolerance to asparagus rust and fusarium crown rot. Produces high yields of large-diameter tender spears in spring. Z4. (large-rooted 1-year bare-root crowns)
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Plant 14–18" apart, 6–10" deep, in trenches 4' apart. Lay plants with crown up and cover with 2" of soil. As young shoots grow, add soil gradually, just covering the shoots, until the trench is full. In late fall, remove dead stalks and mulch with 3" of manure. Comes into full harvest year four.