Mixed Asparagus Pack (15 Crowns)
This collection of 15 asparagus crowns consists of 5 each of the following three varieties-
Gijnlim - This variety was raised in the Netherlands and is a male dominant F1 hybrid, producing heavy crops of succulent green spears just one year after planting. Very good flavour. RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Pacific Purple - Bred in New Zealand, this variety produces heavy yields of purple spears that are sweeter, more tender and richer in antioxidants than green asparagus. They have a very low fibre content meaning that almost the entire spear is free of the tough fibre normally found on the bottom of green varieties. This means that they are ideal eaten raw and added to fresh salads. They are also delicious when cooked.
Wild Asparagus ' Amaro Montina' - This ancient wild asparagus was originally harvested in Northern Italy by local people from the surrounding woods and sold on the streets, but has since been selected and improved upon by growers in the Venice area, where it originated. With a superb flavour somewhere between that of a white and green asparagus the spears are more slender and delicate than our traditional varieties. 'Amaro Montina' shows excellent immunity to rust and fusarium wilt, and will even tolerate dry and coastal conditions which are not usually favourable to asparagus cultivation.
Price includes p&p to *mainland U.K.
*For carriage charges to Eire and the Channel Islands please call 01255 830181 before placing your order.
Available for despatch from late mid April until late May.
Click here for details on our asparagus knife, perfect for harvesting asparagus and an invaluable aid to the kitchen gardener.
We recommend the use of rootgrow™ at the time of planting to encourage strong root growth and aid establishment. Simply sprinkle 1tsp (15ml) of rootgrow™ in each planting position, making sure that the roots of the asparagus crowns are in contact with the rootgrow™.
We have three different sized packs of rootgrow™ available each will treat the following number of asparagus crowns:
60g pack – 10 asparagus crowns
150g pack – 30 asparagus crowns
360g pack – 70 asparagus crowns
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