MICHIGAN GROWN 2 YEAR OLD CROWNS
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JERSEY GIANT, KNIGHT OR SUPREME
JERSEY VARIETY ASPARAGUS CROWNS
2 YEAR OLD, HUSKY ROOTS
We furnish detailed planting and care instructions for the first 2 season, to get you off to a great start.
Jersey Varieties are an all male hybrid that produces no seed. Thus, all of the plants strength is put into "spear" production for huge yields. Our crowns are grown on fumigated soil, and inspected by the Michigan Department of Agriculture.
Jersey Varieties are one of the best producers of premium spears. Asparagus is a "long lived" perennial plant that needs to be planted in a full sun area. Medium to lighter soils are best for planting, however it will also perform on heavier clay loams. We offer prices better than the seed catalogs, as we are the producer. We supply an in-depth planting guide with your order, and if you have questions, please contact us. It is our business to help you be successful !!
Jersey Giant is probably the best known of the hybrid asparagus varieties. Giant is still one of the top yielding varieties although not as disease resistant as the Knight. Jersey Giant spears are bigger than Jersey Knight, but just as tender.
Jersey Knight was selected for its disease tolerance to fusarium. It is the best of the Jersey Hybrids for replanting ground that has previously been in asparagus. Knight has a more open branch structure as compared to Jersey Giant and may be less prone to disease.
Jersey Supreme is best known for having a more slender and uniform spear. This variety does not have the jumbo sized spears that the Jersey Giant and Purple Passion varieties tend to have.