Asparagus is a long lived perennial prized for its tender shoots. Originating in the Mediterranean sea region, it was made popular in American cuisine by immigrating Europeans. SOIL: Prefers a sandy-loam well drained soil. Clay soils with poor drainage should be avoided or modified and drained. FERTILITY: Slow release organic based fertilizers are recommended. Side dress established plants with a good balanced fertilizer in the spring and again in the summer. GERMINATION: Can be started indoors in large plugs 10-12 weeks before last frost. Germinates in 10-21 days at 70F/21C. Can be sown outdoors when soil is warm to touch. SPACING: sow: 2cm/3/4” apart. Transplant 30- 45cm/12 16” apart in rows 1m/3ft apart. HARVEST: Can begin harvesting 2 years after seeding. Cut young shoots when they appear in mid-spring until late spring.
21 Guelph Millennium Hybrid
All-male hybrid developed by the University of Guelph for professional market growers. All-male varieties produce more spears and live longer than male-female cultivars. Millennium will produce more spears per plant for a longer period than other all-male varieties. Millennium has strong uniform spears with little curving. Approx. 45 sds/gm.