Argentuil, organic seeds
Is a well-known, reliable sort, which yields long, straight shoots of well gathered tops early. It is grown as both pale and green asparagus. Mary Washington is hardy in the whole country and resistant to several common fungal diseases, asparagus rust among them. A portion contains about 40 seeds.
|Scientific name:||Asparagus officinalis|
|Botanic family:||The Asparagus Family - Asparagaceae|
|Sowing time:||Pre-cultivate: January–April|
|Sowing depth:||1–2 cm|
|Germination time:||14–30 days|
|Plant spacing:||30–40 cm|
|Row spacing:||100 cm/120 cm white asparagus|
SowingSoak the seeds before sowing. Sow 1-2 cm deep in spring in a green house, indoors or in a hot bed! Keep the temperature at 18-20°C during germination, 15-30 days!
SpacingKeep 120-200 cm between the rows! The longer distance is for pale asparagus which must be banked up thoroughly. The roots of the plants are spread out in furrows, 20-25 cm deep, with 30-40 cm of mutual space. More soil is added gradually as the plants grow.
HarvestThe undeveloped, vitamin-rich shoots are used, pale or green. The pale ones are harvested with a long knife as soon as the shoots break the surface. The shoots are harvested at least twice a day during the height of the season in market gardens. Green asparagus (affected by frost) are allowed to grow 20-25 cm tall before they are broken off a day or two after they have broken the surface. Asparagus can be preserved and dried but should be eaten fresh preferably.
SeedAbout 40 seeds/g, and one portion yields about 30-40 good seedlings.
A portion contains about 40 seeds.