A traditional heirloom asparagus that is highly esteemed in Europe for its delicious stems with rose-colored buds that can be blanched white.
Each packet contains approximately 75 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Start indoors and transplant seedlings into prepared “nursery beds” after all danger from frost has passed. Beds should receive as much sun as possible and contain sandy, fast draining soil. The following spring — one year from germination — seedlings are ready to be transplanted to “permanent beds” as one-year-old crowns. Space 12-18 inches apart in rows 3-6 feet apart.
Tender shoots are harvested — 2 to 3 years after planting — as young spears early in the spring. Stop harvesting when spears become thin or spindly. Plants can be productive for 15 years or more.