Asparagus Seed & Crowns

Millennium Asparagus Crowns

Millennium Asparagus Crowns

XA109

Out-yielding some of the most ambitious asparagus, Millennium is quickly becoming a garden and culinary favorite with an outstanding flavor. These hardy, predominately male plants produce succulent, high-quality spears for years. The plants are rust-resistant and perform well in medium to heavy soils.

Asparagus crowns are shipped directly from our grower beginning in mid-March depending upon your location. Please order before March 15th for best availability.

PLEASE READ: Available only within the contiguous US. Not available to Hawaii.

25 - 1 year old crowns
  • XA109/C
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    For 2017.
  • $38.95
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthSoil Temp for Trans.Plant SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per gramFertilizer Needs
65-80°F10-251/4"40-45°F10-15"3-6'75%3 yearsN/AHigh


Asparagus officinalis: This Mediterranean native is one of the first vegetables harvested in the spring. Asparagus is among the foods identified as having the highest levels of Glutathion (GSH), a potent anticarcinogen/antioxidant, that defends against cancer. Asparagus is easy to start from seed, but you'll get an earlier harvest from our 1 year old crowns.

Culture
• Asparagus is a hardy perennial
• The key to good production is well-prepared, deeply dug beds with lots of organic matter
• Fertilize beds early in the spring and after harvest with 1-2 cups of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet
• Keep beds moist

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

Transplanting
• Start transplants 60-90 days before your last frost
• Transplant seedlings after the danger of frost

Asparagus Root Crowns
• Plant your 1 year old crowns shortly after you receive them
• Crowns can be transplanted 4-6 weeks before last frost
• Dig a 4-6 inch trench; create a hill in the center
• Drape roots over the hill; cover roots with soil
• Fill in trench as asparagus grows
• Complete instructions are included with your order

Insects & Diseases
Common pests: Asparagus beetles and slugs
Pest control: Pyrethrin, slug traps or bait
Common diseases: Rust, Fusarium wilt, Fusarium stem and crown rot
Disease prevention: Maintaining good plant vigor

Harvest & Storage
• A moderate 2-3 week harvest can be expected from crowns in 2-3 years
• Harvest spears when they're 6-10 inches tall, cutting them off about 1 inch below soil surface
• Store at 36°F and 100% relative humidity
• To maintain perennial bed, leave smaller spears to mature into ferns which will regenerate the plant
• With each successive year, your plant productivity and harvest window will increase