Jersey Giant Asparagus
- Jersey Giant Asparagus
Jersey Giant Asparagus
- Delectable flavor
- Extra-large spears and high yields—up to twice the yield of standard varieties.
- Adapts widely and resists fusarium, crown rot & rust.
- Is a perennial, you plant it just once, and you will enjoy tasty spears for years. Bare roots can be planted as soon as they arrive in spring. In 2 years, you'll have a light crop and a regular crop thereafter.
- Plant 2 feet between plants
- Full or partial sun. Zones 3-8.
Height: 4 feet
Spread: 30 inches
Feathery blue-green foliage, large succulent spears, a high producing variety; let foliage stand over winter to insulate crowns and manufacture food for a better crop, cut back in spring; fusarium resistant, enrich the soil with compost
Jersey Giant Asparagus is a perennial vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities. The stems are usually harvested from mid to late spring. The stems have a pleasant taste.
The stems are most often used in the following ways:
Planting & Growing
Jersey Giant Asparagus will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years.
This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.
How to grow
Asparagus is easy to grow and produces tender and delicious stalks.
Amend heavy soil with compost and till for better aeration, as asparagus need well-draining soil. Prepare trenches 15 cm (6”) deep, 10 cm (4”) wide, and 90 cm (36”) apart. Plant crowns 40 cm (15”) apart in the trench, and cover with 5 cm (2”) of soil. Don’t fill in the entire furrow at once.
Fill in the furrows with soil as new shoots gradually grow until the furrow is completely filled to ground level. Water frequently and deeply.
Asparagus beds come into full production after 3 years. It is best not to harvest until the second year.
In the second year, harvest lightly for 2-3 weeks. In the third and following seasons, harvest 6-8 weeks each spring.
To harvest stalks, run a knife just below the ground level, above the crown. Stop harvest cuttings in June.