Atlas F1 asparagus is an early, vigorous and excellent yielder. 20-50% higher yielding than UC 157 F1. Medium to large green spears with slight purple at the tip and butt. Tightly headed for smooth appearance; tapering spears with cylindrical shape. Tolerant to fusarium, rust, blight and cercospora foliar diseases. Free of AV II.
Apollo is an early maturing asparagus with great yields! Apollo F1 asparagus produces medium to large diameter spears with slight purple at tip and butt of spear. Spears have a cylindrical shape with slight tapering and overall smooth appearance. Well received in the fresh, processing and freezing industries. Attractive dark green spears with very tight heads under cool to warm growing conditions. High tolerance to fusarium and rust.
UC157 F2 is one of the most popular asparagus varieties in the world! UC157 F2 prefers milder winters it can be grown successfully anywhere in the USA using mulch during cold winters. Early spears have uniform light green, tight and tapering heads. Excellent resistance to rust and root rot. UC157 asparagus has approximately 900 seeds per ounce.
Mary Washington asparagus is a classic and highly regarded variety of asparagus known for its exceptional taste and historical significance. This asparagus variety, scientifically known as Asparagus officinalis 'Mary Washington,' has a rich and earthy flavor that is often described as sweet and nutty. It's a favorite among gardeners and culinary enthusiasts for its delectable taste and tender texture when cooked. With roots tracing back to the early 20th century, Mary Washington asparagus has a storied history. It was first developed by a breeder named J. Arthur Thomson in Maryland, USA. This heirloom variety has since gained popularity for its reliable and consistent performance in home gardens and commercial farms. Mary Washington asparagus typically produces medium to large-sized spears that are deep green in color. It takes approximately 2 to 3 years from planting to reach maturity, at which point it can be harvested for many years to come. A single plant can yield numerous spears, making it a rewarding addition to any garden. To grow Mary Washington asparagus successfully, it requires specific conditions. It thrives in well-drained, nutrient-rich soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 7.0. This variety prefers full sun exposure but can tolerate partial shade. Adequate spacing is essential, as mature plants can spread up to 4 feet in width. It's important to provide consistent moisture and weed control to ensure healthy growth. With proper care and attention, Mary Washington asparagus can be a delicious and enduring addition to your garden.