Jamieson Brothers® Theilim Asparagus - 2 pack
An all-male F1 asparagus variety, which is fast growing and produces delicious delicate spears of green asparagus. The crowns are best planted between March and May, and though a few spears can be cut the following year, it is best left for two years so that it can grow into a strong plant.
Asparagus requires a well-drained, fertile soil that will need to be deeply dug over before planting. For best results dig in organic compost or manure in Autumn. Choose a sunny position with protection from the wind, raised beds are ideal.
Prepare a trench 30cm wide by 20cm deep, then create a mound of compost in the bottom of the trench. Lay the asparagus crowns on the mound 30cm apart, carefully spreading out the roots. Loosely cover with 5-10cm soil. As the stems grow, add more soil into the trench until it is completely filled.
Water the newly planted asparagus crowns and keep them watered during dry weather. In Autumn, cut the fern-like foliage back to 5-10cm above ground level. In Spring, add a general purpose fertiliser around the plants.
The year after planting, cut the first spears for a period of 7-10 days. Cut the spears with a knife 5-7cm below the ground. The second season you can harvest for a period of 4 weeks, by the third year harvesting can continue for an eight week period. Each crown can produce up to 20 spears once established.
Plant as soon as possible after purchase. Keep in a dry, cool and well-ventilated place until planting. Keep free from frost.
Grown from cultivated stock.