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Asparagus Seeds - UC-157 F2 HYBRID

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  • Grows 36-48 Inches
  • Light cuttings in 2 years; Regular cuttings thereafter
  • Adaptable to full sun or partial shade

Product Description

Grow Asparagus - Plant UC-157 F2 Asparagus Seeds

UC 157 is the most widely planted fresh market asparagus variety in the world. Developed by Frank Takatori and Frank Southers at the University of California at Riverside in 1978, UC 157 is tolerant of Rust (Puccinia asparagi) and highly tolerant of Fusarium (Fusarium oxysporum). F2 is the second generation hybrid produced from the original UC 157, developed and released by University of California-Davis. This variety shows earliness in production, multi-spear initiation (3-5 at a time), uniformity in color & size, and heavier yields than other commercial varieties.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:UC-157 F2 Asparagus
    Botanical Name:Asparagus officinalis "UC-157 F2"
    Type:Hybrid
    Size at Maturity:36" - 48"
    Days to Maturity:Light cuttings in 2 years; Regular cuttings thereafter
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Time:Warm Season
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Planting Depth:1"
    Plant Spacing:18"
    Seeds per Pound:NA
    Hardiness Zones:All
    Ships:Year-round
  • Planting Instructions

    Asparagus is a hardy perennial that produces tender, fleshy green stems, or ‘spears’. Though it takes 3 years to harvest from seed, once established, the asparagus plant is long-lived and loyal, staying in the garden for 15 years or longer! Because of this, choose your asparagus planting site wisely!

    Asparagus plants like full sun, in well-drained soil. It’s best to start your asparagus seeds in flats, planting 1” deep. Depending on the temperature of the soil, it can take asparagus seeds up to two months to germinate. Time the planting to be ready to transplant the shoots 10 to 12 weeks later. The best time to plant the shoots into your perennial bed is in early spring, after all danger of frost has passed.

    Keep asparagus beds well weeded and cut plants back to 1” in autumn and mulch with organic matter. Asparagus is a perennial that needs a cold period for dormancy.

    Begin the asparagus harvest when plants are 3 years old and fully developed. Cut spears slightly below soil level being careful not to damage underground spears on their way up. Harvest when spears are 8-10” tall and about the diameter of a pencil. Catch them before the buds begin to feather out, by that time it’s too late to harvest.

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Product Reviews

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Global Rating: 5.00 from 2 reviews
Asparagus Seeds - UC-157 F2 5.0

Review By Krista Kellner

Excellent Asparagus Seeds

Very pleased with these seeds and I am happy they are growing.

Asparagus Seeds - UC-157 F2 5.0

Review By Paul M Chen

Seed qualities of UC-157F2

The germination rate of the seeds is above 80%. The seed qualities of UC-157F2 are excellent.

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