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Asparagus Precoce D’Argentuil

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Argenteuil is a traditional gourmet French Heirloom Asparagus variety developed from an 18th century asparagus variety known as Purple Dutch at Argenteuil.

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Asparagus Precoce D’Argentuil

Asparagus Precoce D’Argentuil. Argenteuil is a traditional gourmet French Heirloom Asparagus variety developed from an 18th century asparagus variety known as Purple Dutch at Argenteuil.  This variety is the traditional French asparagus used to create the popular “white asparagus” in France through means of blanching the plants.  When un-blanched, this asparagus variety produces attractive, thick, rose-purple with an excellent flavor and tender tips.  Earlier and hardier than most asparagus varieties seeds should ideally be sown from mid March to the end of June.

 

***Unlike many other asparagus varieties which do not offer a decent harvest until the third year, Argenteuil will crop in the second year***

Cultivation Advice Asparagus Precoce D’Argentuil

  • Type: Perennial
  • Days To Germination:  14-15
  • Planting Depth: 1-1/2 inches
  • Spacing, Row: 36inches
  • Spacing, Plant:  12-18 inches
  • Plant Height: 30 inches
  • Light:  Sunny or Partially Shaded
  • Sow as early as possible in the spring after soaking seeds overnight, 2-3 seeds per pot.  Optimum soil temperature for germination is 60-70 degrees.
  • When large enough to handle thin to the strongest plant, or transplant additional seedlings
  • Select a well drained site with a sunny or partially shaded location.
  • When 3-4 inches plant out in raised rows 3ft apart, 12-18 inches between plants.
  • Plants should not be harvested until the second year.
  • Mulch the rows in autumn to protect the plants and provide nutrients as these are heavy feeders

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