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Sub family: Asparagoideae
Characteristics: Herbacaous perennial, edible spears
Seed per packet: Approx 20
A French heirloom variety that is highly esteemed in Europe for its delicious stems and rose coloured buds that can be blanched white.
Produces large 2 cm thick spears earlier in spring than most varieties. It is the ultimate variety used for white asparagus.
Excellent flavour, very tender and loaded with folic acid and other healthy vitamins and minerals.
Prefers a well composted moist well-drained soils in an open sunny position. Frost resistant but drought tender.
Tropical: Autumn and Winter.
Temperate: Winter and Spring.
Sow: 30mm deep.
For best results sow directly into soil where they are to grow.
Germination: 21 days.
Plant space: 20cm
Row space: 20cm
Maturity: 104 weeks
Feed regularly with a soluble fertiliser for stronger plants.To promote new growth harvest continuously.