UC157 F2 asparagus seeds are an outstanding variety for the Coast and other mild climate areas. This variety gives the advantage of earlier production and heavier total yields than some of the older commercial varieties. Three to five dark green spears are produced from each mature crown. The spears are 1.5 to 2mm (1/2 to 3/4") in diameter, with light bracts. It has moderate tolerance to fusarium root rot. Growing asparagus from seeds is an exercise in patience, but well worth the effort because freshly picked asparagus is like nothing available from the grocery store. Like most garden vegetables, freshness adds depth of flavour and natural sweetness because the sugars have not broken down into starches. Fresh asparagus is like freshly picked corn or tomatoes straight from the vine.
F2 Hybrid seedsWe regret that no more of this product will be available for 2021. We hope to offer it again next season.
Planting asparagus seeds is an exercise in patience, but one of the most rewarding of all garden tasks. Asparagus seeds germinate slowly, and the crowns take three seasons before they can handle being harvested. However the grower’s patience is generously rewarded by early season harvests of asparagus with a flavour not to be found on store shelves anywhere. You will wish you had planted a bigger asparagus bed!