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ASPARAGUS - UC 157

ASPARAGUS - UC 157

OP Open Pollinated

(60 seeds)

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Bring garden-fresh Aparagus to the table with this easy-growing variety

The most inspiring veggies don't always come with exciting variety names, as Asparagus UC 157 proves. The name comes from the tag that the University Read More

The most inspiring veggies don't always come with exciting variety names, as Asparagus UC 157 proves. The name comes from the tag that the University of California gave it during research. Today, it is one of the most popular Asparagus varieties thanks to its trouble-free growth and the excellent yield of Asparagus spears it delivers every spring. Getting your own garden Asparagus started may take a little time, but once it's growing, you can be sure of years of enjoyment.

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Days to Harvest

2 years

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun

Watering

Medium

Plant Spacing

30cm

Plant Height

1.2-1.5m

Additional Features

Cuisine, Direct-Sow Seeds, Easy Care Plants, Edible

  • Product Details

    Common Name: ASPARAGUS - UC 157

    Seeds Per Packet: Approx 60

    Days to Harvest: 2 years

    Watering: Medium

    Plant Spacing: 30cm

    Row Spacing: 90cm

    Companion Plants: Basil, Marigolds, Parsley, Tomato

    Additional Features: Cuisine, Direct-Sow Seeds, Easy Care Plants, Edible

    Scientific Name: Asparagus oficinalis

    Germination Time: 10-14 days

    Position/Sunlight: Full Sun

    Plant Height: 1.2-1.5m

    Cool/Mountain Sow: Sep-Nov

    Arid Sow: Aug-Nov

    Temperate Sow: Feb-Nov

    Sub-Tropical Sow: Aug-Nov

    Tropical Sow: Feb-Nov

  • Growing Information

    How to Sow

    Soak seeds overnight to weaken the hard outer layer. Sow seeds when soil temperatures are around 20 - 25C. Seeds can be sown in trays but it is preferrable to sow directly once the risk of frost has gone. Seeds will generally germinate in 2 weeks. Plants will perform best in a rich soil in full sun.

    How to Harvest

    Whilst plants can be harvested in the second year it is best to wait until the third year to begin harvesting. Spears can be harvested once they appear and rather than cutting it is best to bend the spear until in breaks. That way only the tender parts are harvested.

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    1 reviews For ASPARAGUS - UC 157

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    Ineke Kolder-Wicks

    Good time to be sowing asparagus seed. Need to keep the soil damp and patiently give them about 30 days to poke their heads up. Plan to leave them in their large drained tub for 12 months with plenty of fertilizer, water & sun, to allow small crown to develop.. Then out into shallow trenches in an open space so the crown can grow for another 12 months with plenty of TLC. Then into permanent beds. Will report back on progress.

How to Sow

Soak seeds overnight to weaken the hard outer layer. Sow seeds when soil temperatures are around 20 - 25C. Seeds can be sown in trays but it is preferrable to sow directly once the risk of frost has gone. Seeds will generally germinate in 2 weeks. Plants will perform best in a rich soil in full sun.

How to Harvest

Whilst plants can be harvested in the second year it is best to wait until the third year to begin harvesting. Spears can be harvested once they appear and rather than cutting it is best to bend the spear until in breaks. That way only the tender parts are harvested.

Common Name: ASPARAGUS - UC 157

Seeds Per Packet: Approx 60

Days to Harvest: 2 years

Watering: Medium

Plant Spacing: 30cm

Row Spacing: 90cm

Companion Plants: Basil, Marigolds, Parsley, Tomato

Additional Features: Cuisine, Direct-Sow Seeds, Easy Care Plants, Edible

Scientific Name: Asparagus oficinalis

Germination Time: 10-14 days

Position/Sunlight: Full Sun

Plant Height: 1.2-1.5m

Cool/Mountain Sow: Sep-Nov

Arid Sow: Aug-Nov

Temperate Sow: Feb-Nov

Sub-Tropical Sow: Aug-Nov

Tropical Sow: Feb-Nov

1 reviews For ASPARAGUS - UC 157

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Ineke Kolder-Wicks

Good time to be sowing asparagus seed. Need to keep the soil damp and patiently give them about 30 days to poke their heads up. Plan to leave them in their large drained tub for 12 months with plenty of fertilizer, water & sun, to allow small crown to develop.. Then out into shallow trenches in an open space so the crown can grow for another 12 months with plenty of TLC. Then into permanent beds. Will report back on progress.

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