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Asparagus 'UC157 Farmer's Favorite' (each crown)

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Asparagus 'UC157 Farmer's Favorite' (each crown)

Second Year Crown! Soak crowns in water for 24 hours prior to planting!

Developed at UC Riverside. It is a Hybrid of M120 & F109. Known for very high yield, a useful variety that is suitable to grow in warmer areas with mild winters. Smooth green spears, tight-tipped, non-stringy. The plant has tall feathery, graceful stems. Plants may take up to 2-3 years to come to full production but can bear for 15-20 years. Disease resistant. Open Pollinated. Harvest March to June.  Height: 48 inches Depth: Prepare a trench 8 inches deep. Spread crowns over the soil and cover them with 2 inches of soil. Gradually fill the trench with soil as the plants grow. (if your soil is clay or heavy, you may want to add compost). 

  • Spacing: Set crowns 12 - 18 inches apart. Spread 18 inches
  • Yield: Heavy Yields
  • Form: Perennial
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, fertile soil. 
  • Pruning: After harvest, asparagus must be completely dormant before mowing. Mow late Winter or early Spring.

Planting Directions for Asparagus UC157

Farmer’s Favorite (2-year crowns)

Important Note: Soak in water for at least 24 hours prior to planting.

Height: 48 inches

Depth: Prepare a trench 8 inches deep. Spread crowns over the soil and cover them with 2 inches of soil.

Gradually fill the trench with soil as the plants grow. (If your soil is clay or heavy, you may want to compost.) 

Spacing: Set crowns 12 - 18 inches apart.

Spread: 18 inches

Yield: Heavy Yields

Form: Perennial