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Asparagus - Spartacus F-1

Asparagus - Spartacus F-1

Species: Asparagus officinalis

History: Native to Europe and western Asia, asparagus has been cultivated for thousands of years with an Egyptian frieze from 3000 BCE depicting it as an offering. This particular variety, Spartacus F-1, was developed in the Netherlands starting in 2007 with the goal of creating a hybrid male variety with good disease resistance, tolerance to warm summers and cold winters, and good eating quality. It was patented in 2017.

Why We Grow It: Asparagus is a favourite perennial spring vegetable and this particular variety is great for organic growing due to its good disease resistance! It is ready early and produces stalks of uniform thickness and straightness. 

Fruit Specs

Recommended Use: Cooking, pickling

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Storage: Keeps about a week when refrigerated

Harvest: May

Growing Specs

Canadian Hardiness Zone: 3

Soil Preference: Sandy loam, very tolerant of salt

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Sun/Shade Requirements:

Full sun (approx. 8-10 hours of sun daily), can tolerate partial shade but will have reduced yields

General Growth Habits:

Grows uniformly straight stalks with medium thickness. Good disease resistance.

Shipping vs. Pick Up

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Shipping: Every year we ship thousands of trees across Canada (except BC due to CFIA regulations). We carefully bag roots in damp sawdust, then box them and send them out via courrier. CLICK HERE to see our shipping policy.

Pick-up: We also have thousands of trees picked up from our nursery each year. The pick-up options is free, though you must wait until you have been emailed a confirmation that your order is ready to pick up, which will have further information such as hours, locations, etc. We really appreciate if you can make an appointment to pick up, then we can be as organized as possible during our busy season.

Size at Purchase

Our bareroot perennial vegetables are sold as root crowns or tubers and will often have little to no vegetative growth on them. Depending on the plant, you may receive one or two root chunks, crowns, or tubers per order. The size varies significantly between species.

Like with our other plants, we recommend planting our perennial vegetables dormant so the transplanting process is less stressful on them. As a result, they may not look like much when you receive them but they tend to start growing fairly quickly.

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