Vegetables Asparagus Jersey Supreme

Jersey Supreme

(F1) Asparagus Crowns

Product ID: 2754

High-yielding standard type from crowns.

Another variety from the Rutgers-bred Jersey line with excellent yield potential. High resistance to rust, and is highly tolerant to fusarium. We supply hardy, one-year-old crowns. Perennial. (1 Crown = 1 Unit).

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25 Units

$36.00
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100 Units

$77.00
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300 Units

$216.00
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600 Units

$402.00
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1,000 Units

$460.00
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  • This product does not ship outside the United States.
  • This product does not ship to the following states: AA, AE, AP, AS, DC, FM, GU, MH, MP, PR, PW, VI.

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This perishable item ships weekly from mid March through late April, starting in the South. Add item to cart and enter your shipping zip code to select from a list of available ship dates for your plant hardiness zone. If you wish to choose a ship date earlier than the recommended dates you must place your order by phone (1-877-564-6697). Physical address required for delivery (no PO Boxes).
Asparagus will arrive as dormant, bare-root crown divisions. If you are unable to plant them right away, keep damp (but not wet) and store in a cool place.


CULTURE: Asparagus is a long-lived perennial vegetable crop. With proper site selection, preparation, and care, it can thrive for 15 years or more. Asparagus prefers well-drained, fertile soil with a pH of 7.0 in full sun or part shade. Soil testing and bed preparation should be completed in the season prior to planting. May not perform well in warmer areas such as TX, MS, GA, LA, AL, or FL, as it may not become dormant, which is needed to prevent frost/freeze damage to crowns in winter months.
GROWING FROM SEEDS: Sow seeds indoors 12-14 weeks before desired transplant date. Sow 1 seed per 2" cell, ½-¾" deep. Germinate at 75-80°F (23-27°C) day, 65°F (18°C) night. Fertilize moderately as needed. After last frost, plant seedlings similarly to crowns, but use W-shaped furrow. Plant the seedlings in the middle point of the W to ensure better drainage. Gradually fill in furrow as plants grow.
PLANTING CROWNS: Crowns can be planted about 3-4 weeks prior to last average frost date. In a furrow 5-8" deep (shallower for heavy soils), 12" wide, place crowns with buds up and roots spread out, 8-14" apart in row (closer spacing creates more slender spears), 3-6' between rows. Cover crowns with 2-3" of soil at planting. As spears grow, gradually fill in furrow. Use caution when cultivating to avoid damaging crowns. Keep bed free of weeds (straw or leaf mulch works well) and irrigate regularly during establishment. Allow "ferns" to grow — do not cut until they senesce in the fall. Add compost or aged manure to the beds each fall or early spring.
HARVEST: One year after planting, beds can be harvested in spring for 7-10 days; 2 years after planting for 2-3 weeks. A normal harvest of 6 weeks is possible three years after planting. Marketable spears are approximately 7" in length and pencil-size in diameter. Harvest by bending spears over until they snap, or cut with knife just below soil surface. Store harvested spears upright at 36°F (2°C) and 95-100% relative humidity for up to 2 weeks.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: Avg. 16,000.
PACKET: 30 seeds, sows approx. 25' depending on spacing.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Asparagus officinalis
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
Standard harvest begins second year after planting
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Perennial
Disease Resistance Codes
R
Common Rust
R
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Hybrid (F1)