Asparagus Seed & Crowns

Jersey Supreme Asparagus Crowns

Jersey Supreme Asparagus Crowns

XA106

An exciting release in the Jersey asparagus series. The predominately male hybrid emerges approximately 7-10 days earlier than other varieties. This is welcome news for asparagus lovers and market growers. Great tasting and very tender, Jersey Supreme is just as cold tolerant and disease resistant as Jersey Knight. Will overwinter to zone 3.

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 California.

   Hybrid Variety
25 - 1 year old crowns
  • XA106/C
  • Sold Out
    For 2018.
  • $39.95
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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
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Great Growth but Lots of Females
Jul 29, 2016  |  By Kendra
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These arrived in beautiful shape and they have grown fantastically in our garden bed. Downside is that almost 1/2 of my order are female plants. I was expecting to only have 1 or 2 plants out of 25 but instead have 10 female plants.