Asparagus, UC72 (Asparagus officinalis) - 50 Seeds

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Have you been searching for an asparagus which offers superior heat and drought resistance? Well, look no more—UC72 Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis) is here! This Mary Washington type was created at UC Davis and is often referred to as "Mary's Granddaughter". With it, your garden will have graceful tall stems with dark green heads that are both dense and hefty. Best of all, UC72 is even better at resisting disease than other varieties! UC72 can be a part of your garden for 10 to 15 years with full output achieved within 2 to 3.

•Open Pollinated
•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 3-9


This variety of asparagus does well when sown directly, but it can be transplanted for areas with a later final frost. The first harvest will be between 2 and 3 years after planting the first seed, with the first harvest being smaller than most. However, this plant will continue to produce many years in the garden after these initial years. Add organic matter to well drained soil, and keep weeds out. Sow seeds 1” below the surface and expose them to full sun. To harvest, cut each spear just below the soil when they are 8-11” long. After harvest, cut plants down to 1” above the soil and mulch over for continual harvests in the next seasons.