VEGETABLE ASPARAGUS – UC 157 F2

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This is an extremely easy perennial plant to raise cheaply from seed if you have a little patience which will reward you with prolific crops for many years with little effort. UC-157 F2 produces heavy yields of dark green asparagus spears.

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VEGETABLE ASPARAGUS – UC 157 F2

This is an extremely easy perennial plant to raise cheaply from seed if you have a little patience which will reward you with prolific crops for many years with little effort. UC-157 F2 produces heavy yields of dark green asparagus spears. First introduced in 1978 It is still the most widely planted fresh market asparagus in the world. A good tolerance to Fusarium Wilt and Rust.

CULTIVATION ADVICE VEGETABLE ASPARAGUS – UC 157 F2

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 60-86 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 and only lightly. Heavy cuttings are possible the third year.
  • Mulch the rows in autumn to protect the plants and provide nutrients as these are heavy feeders.