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Asparagus Seeds - UC 72 OPEN POLLINATED

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  • 6-12 Inches tall and 1/2 Inches diameter
  • 2-3 Years to Harvest
  • Prefers full sun exposure

Product Description

Grow Open-Pollinated Asparagus - Grow UC 72 Asparagus Seeds

A Mary Washington variety, UC72 Asparagus produces heavy yields of dark green spears that are usually larger than Mary Washington. Tolerant to Fusarium Wilt and Rust and more heat and drought tolerant than other asparagus varieties.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:UC 72 Asparagus
    Botanical Name:Asparagus officinalis "UC 72"
    Size at Maturity:6" - 12"
    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
    Average Seeds Per Packet:~1/2 tsp
  • Planting Instructions

    When to plant:

    • 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.

    How to plant:

    • 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.
    • 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.

    When to Harvest:

    • 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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Global Rating: 5.00 from 1 reviews

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I am very happy to see these seeds growing and cannot wait for the next couple of years. Excellent quality!

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