Asparagus+connovers+colossal1
Days To Maturity : 1460
Germination Days : 10-21
Planting Depth : 1/2
Seed Code : C
Seeds Per Packet : 35
When To Plant : Early spring
62 PKTs Available
Connover's Colossal A... VAS-2110

PKT

35
Seeds

This extremely choice 

European variety is large, tender, and grows well from seed.

BOTANICAL NAME: Asparagus officinalis

GROWING INSTRUCTIONS:

Start early in flats. Germination is improved by scarifying (rubbing the seed between 2 layers of sandpaper) and soaking seeds overnight in warm water. Transplant to very well-drained temporary bed in 12-14 weeks, after danger of frost. Next year place in 18" trench: 6" well-rotted manure or compost, 6" soil, then plants. Cover with 2" soil; add more as they grow. Give compost mulch yearly. See information sheet included with your order.

GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: C/Matures 4 years/Harvest 8/Yields 9-38/Spacing 12"

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Perennial even in zone 3 and lives for decades if you give it a deep, rich, well-drained permanent bed. From seed, first harvest in third year. Full production fourth year. Start seed from January on, in pots or flats. Transplant to a deep, rich, limey, very well-drained permanent bed. Give compost or rich mulch yearly. Tolerates winter cold.

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