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Asparagus UC157 Farmer's Favorite (6)

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Packaged 6 crowns

Developed at UC Riverside. 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.