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Asparagus Jersey Knight

Jersey Knight is an extremely vigorous, disease-resistant, all-male variety with excellent flavor. This is a long-lasting perennial that will produce tasty asparagus for years. (Asparagus officinalis)

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Plant Size: 36-48" tall (3-4 feet), 18-24" wide
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Common Name Asparagus officinalis Jersey Knight
Botanical Name Asparagus
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun/Half Shade
Planting Depth Plant 5-6" deep
Days to Harvest Summer harvest
In the Kitchen Canning, Grilling, Salads, Steaming, Stir Fry
Mature Height 36-48" tall (3-4 feet)
Estimated Mature Spread 18-24" wide
Ships As Bare Root
Additional Information Jersey Knight is an extremely vigorous all male variety with excellent flavor that resists fusarium, rust and crown rot.
Ships to Canada No
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10 Asparagus Jersey Knight

Jersey Knight is an extremely vigorous all male variety with excellent flavor that resists fusarium, rust and crown rot.

WHEN TO PLANT: Plant in spring after your soil has warmed up to 50 degrees Fahrenheit; usually 4-6 weeks prior to your last frost date. Properly planted asparagus that is well tended can last 10 to 12 years.

WHERE TO PLANT: Asparagus requires well draining soil with a pH of 7 to 7.2. A soil test is recommended to show any fertilizer needs. Plant in full sun to part shade. Jersey Knight also performs well in heavy clay-like soils. Once established asparagus tolerates drought, and grows best in USDA zones 3 to 8.

HOW TO PLANT: Dig a trench 5-6" deep and spread out the roots in the bottom; 12-14" apart covering with 2" of soil. The roots will grow no matter how they are placed in the trench. Over a period of several weeks continue to add soil as the plants begin to grow until the trench is full. Water well after planting and during dry periods.

TIME TO HARVEST: Do not harvest the first year and only a light harvest may be taken the second season. By the third season; harvest spears with tight tips by snapping the 7 to 9" stalks off at the ground. Limit harvest to a period of 6 to 8 weeks in late spring to early summer or until spears are pencil thin.

USAGE: Wonderful fresh in salads, or a a cooked vegetable. Freezes well for use throughout the winter.

HELPFUL TIPS: Great plant for edible landscaping producing tall fern like fronds after harvest period until frost.

AFTER CARE: Keep plants well cultivated and mulched to prevent weeds. Regular applications of compost or well-rotted manure provide a steady source of nutrients. Do not cut down ferns at the end of the growing season as they protect the crowns in winter. Remove old ferns in spring prior to new shoots emerging. Divide plants in early spring if desired.

PLANTING TIPS: Asparagus is a long-lived perennial vegetable crop that is enjoyed by many gardeners. It can be productive for 15 or more years if given proper care. Plant in furrow (5-6" deep), 12 to 16" apart.

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      Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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      As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

      Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

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