Growing Calendar for Asparagus Crowns Duo Pack
Delivery: Early May to Late April
British grown Asparagus is hard to beat. The delicious flavour of freshly harvested Asparagus, steamed and served with melting butter makes for an appetizing meal, whether on its own or served on the side. This Asparagus Duo Pack contains two of the most popular varieties of Asparagus; the early ‘Gijnlim’ and the mid to late season ‘Backlim’, creating a long and continuous harvest.
Asparagus ‘Gijnlim’ is an early season, high yielding male variety which produces medium thick, mid-green spears with closed purple tips. Highly regarded for its excellent flavour and quality spears, it is now a firm customer favourite!
Asparagus ‘Backlim’ is a mid to late season male variety, with consistent yields of large, smooth spears with well closed tips. It boasts good disease resistance and is a very reliable performer in the kitchen garden.
Asparagus Duo Pack consists of:
Marshalls supply one year old, well grown Asparagus crowns. To allow optimum development do not cut in first year and cut spears only sparingly in second year.
Eliminate all perennial weeds. Dig the plot to a good depth and incorporate plenty of well-rotted farmyard manure, home-made compost or leafmould. Just prior to planting, apply a dressing of a well-balanced, compound fertiliser.
Unpack the crowns carefully and trim off any broken or damaged roots. For best results soak the crowns in a bucket of water for a few hours before planting.
Plant as soon as possible after receipt. Use a spade to make to make a shallow trench, slightly raised in the centre, and wide enough to take the crowns with their roots spread out. Space the crowns 12-16 in apart with their roots spread out. Take care not to damage the “breaking” buds, which should be 4in below the surface of he soil when planting is complete. This planting depth is important. Deeper than 4in and the crowns may rot, shallower than 4in and there are the risks of frost damage and excessive moisture loss in dry spells.
Cover the crowns with fine topsoil, then refill the rest of the trench and firm, leaving a slight central ridge running down the centre of the row. If planting more than one row, allow 3ft between rows. Water well, and continue to do so in dry spells until the plants are well established.
Purchased 20 crowns over received 19 of which three did not have any new shoots on.
Strong healthy asparagus crowns and arrived well packaged. Planted now so fingers crossed!
Time will tell, but they certainly looked healthy when they arrived and I planted them out.
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