ASPARAGUS ‘Argenteuil’

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1 pkt
A$3.50
Botanical Name
Asparagus officinalis

A French heirloom that is early and hardy. It has straight dark green spears with a tender purple tip and excellent flavour. Argenteuil tends to be earlier than other asparagus varieties. The French traditionally have used blanched this variety to create a ‘white’ asparagus. Good yields produced over 2-3 months. A perennial vegetable living for 15-20 years, so plenty of years production. 30 seeds.

Hierloom
Sunlight
Full
Frost Resilience
Frost Hardy
Lifespan
Perennial
Climate
Cold
Temperate
Tropics/SubTropics
Germination Period (days)
28
Sow Method
Direct or Transplant
Sowing Instructions
Sow in trays or direct to garden. Keep moist and warm (takes 4 weeks to germinate). Irrigate and weed well in first year. Provide support in windy positions. Needs well drained soil. In autumn cut off brown ferns and fertilise well and lime in late winter.
Spacing/Spread
0.4 m
Row Space
1 m