'Jersey Knight' Hybrid (each crown)
Asparagus officinalis 'Jersey Night' PP6624
Second Year Crown! Important: Soak crowns in water for 24 hours prior to planting!
Super tender; performs well even in clay soil. Very tight head in warm climates, but as temperatures rise above the mid 70's, watch to be sure spears are staying tight.
If they start to open, begin cutting at 5" height to ensure the tenderness of harvest. Very tolerant of rust and foliar diseases, making Jersey Knight a favorite in humid climates. Medium to large spear size; prolific spear production. Predominantly male hybrid strain, so little or no seed produced. PP6624
- Light: Full Sun
- Water: Average
- Height: 36 inches
- Space: 12-18 inches
Planting Directions for 'Jersey Knight' Hybrid (2-year crowns)
Important Note: Soak in water for at least 24 hours prior to planting.
Height: 20-24 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
Begin harvesting the third year after planting. Harvest when the spears are 6-10 inches above the ground but before the heads open. Cut or snap spears off at the soil line. Stop harvesting if spears show a marked decrease in size. Maximum harvest period is 6-8 weeks.