Jersey Knight Hybrid Asparagus Plants
Super disease resistance!
The yield you can expect from Jersey Knight is 2 to 4 times greater than older strains, such as the Washington series. Highly Rust-resistant and tolerant of Fusarium, Crown and Rust Rot, Jersey Knight is the one you want for years of reliable peformance!
We sell very well-rooted bareroot plants, and it's important that you plant them as quickly as you can upon arrival, because dry or withered roots are a problem for Asparagus. Prepare the soil well, adding plenty of organic matter and fertilizing with a well-balanced mixture such as 5-10-10. Asparagus has deep, spreading roots, so be sure the soil is well-worked. Space the plants about 1 1/2 feet apart and water well during growth. Fertilize twice annually (before new spring growth and right after harvest).
Cut no spears the first year, and cut only sparingly the second in order to encourage a great crop for the third year. If you want white (blanched) Asparagus, simply block out the light as the spears are forming by applying mulch on the plants.
|Variety||Jersey Knight Hybrid|
|Item Form||Pack of 20|
|Zone||2 - 8|
|BloomStartToEnd||Early Summer - Mid Summer|
|PlantHeight||24 in - 5 ft|
|Harvest Season||Early Summer|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Resistance||Crown Rot, Disease Resistant, Rust|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Restrictions||Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands|