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Asparagus Seeds - UC-157 F2

Asparagus Seeds - UC-157 F2

Size Price Savings Quantity
Packet $4.49
1 Ounce $16.79
1/4 Pound $34.69 48% Savings
1 Pound $94.49 ($5.90/ounce) 65% Savings
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  • Popular asparagus that can be successfully grown anywhere in the USA
  • Heavier yields than other commercial varieties
  • Light cuttings in 2 years; Regular cuttings thereafter
  • Adaptable to full sun or partial shade
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Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Season Warm Season
Fruit Size 8 inch shoots
Growth Habit Upright
Plant Height 36 to 48 inches

Flavor Profile Sweet; Nutty
Use Culinary
Growing Conditions Commercial, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Outdoor
Harvest Advantages Pickling
Plant Resistance Deer, Rabbit

About Asparagus Seeds - UC-157 F2

Asparagus officinalis

Seed Type Hybrid Seed
Also known as Sparrow Grass

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 early production, multi-spear initiation (3-5 at a time), uniformity in color & size, and heavier yields than other commercial varieties.

Planting Information

Planting Asparagus Seeds - UC-157 F2

Planting Season Warm Season
Sowing Method Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Light Requirement Full Sun, Partial Shade
Planting Depth 1 inch
Plant Spacing 18 to 20 inches
Plant Height 36 to 48 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Days to Maturity 120 to 365 days
View our Asparagus Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count
Packet 99
1 Ounce 1,400
1/4 Pound 5,600
1 Pound 22,400

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