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Asparagus Seeds - UC-157 F2

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  • Heavier yields than other commercial varieties
  • Light cuttings in 2 years; Regular cuttings thereafter
  • Adaptable to full sun or partial shade

Fast Facts

Life Cycle:Perennial
Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Planting Season:Warm Season
Fruit Size:8 inch Shoots
Days to Maturity:120-365 Days
Plant Height:36-48 inches
Plant Spacing:18-20 inches
Planting Depth:1 inch
Sowing Method:Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Water Needs:Average
Cold Stratification:Yes
Seeds per Pound:12, 800
Hardiness Zones:4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships:Year Round
Plant Type:Perennial Vegetable, Spears with Scale-like Tips
Features:Hybrid, Dry Area Tolerant, Container Garden, Deer Resistant

About Asparagus Seeds - UC-157 F2

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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.

Fast Facts

Life Cycle:Perennial
Light Requirement:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Planting Season:Warm Season
Fruit Size:8 inch Shoots
Days to Maturity:120-365 Days
Plant Height:36-48 inches
Plant Spacing:18-20 inches
Planting Depth:1 inch
Sowing Method:Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Water Needs:Average
Cold Stratification:Yes
Seeds per Pound:12, 800
Hardiness Zones:4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships:Year Round
Plant Type:Perennial Vegetable, Spears with Scale-like Tips
Features:Hybrid, Dry Area Tolerant, Container Garden, Deer Resistant

About Asparagus Seeds - UC-157 F2

HYBRID

Buy Asparagus Seeds by the Packet or in Bulk

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.

How to Grow UC-157 F2 Asparagus

When to Plant Asparagus

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.

Where to Plant Asparagus

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.

How to Plant Asparagus

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.

How to Harvest Asparagus

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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From Our Customers

5.00/5 Based on 2 Reviews

  1. Excellent Asparagus Seeds

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

  2. 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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