ASPARAGUS - UC157
Botanical Name: Asparagus officinalis
It is an attractive fern-like perennial that can produce fresh tasty spears for over 20 years if the beds are well-maintained. Asparagus prefers sandy soils but with the right preparation will perform very well in heavier clays. Valuable investment in the long term vegetable garden.
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Plant Information or Specifications
Sub Categories (HashTags)
Perennial Vegetables (#PerennialVegetables)
Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Suitability in Pots
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
October, November, December
Customer Comments on Asparagus - UC157
Best hilled for better drainage. Remove seed heads as it can easily become a weed in warmer areas. Delicious lightly steamed and served with extra-virgin olive oil, chopped basil and cracked black pepper. | David White - Newcastle, NSW 28-May-2006
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