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Asparagus – Uc 72

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This is an extremely easy perennial plant to raise cheaply from seed if you have a little patience which will reward you with prolific crops for many years with little effort. UC-72 produces heavy yields of dark green asparagus spears.

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 Asparagus Uc 72

Asparagus Uc 72. This is an extremely easy perennial plant to raise cheaply from seed if you have a little patience which will reward you with prolific crops for many years with little effort. UC-72 produces heavy yields of dark green asparagus spears. It is slightly larger than the Mary Washington variety with good resistance to dry conditions. A good tolerance to Fusarium Wilt and Rust.

 Cultivation Advice Asparagus Uc 72

  • Days To Germination: 14-15.
  • Planting Depth: 1-1/2 inches.
  • Spacing, Row: 36 inches.
  • Spacing, Plant: 12-18 inches.
  • Plant Height: 30 inches.
  • Light: Sunny or Partially Shaded.
  • Sow as early as possible in the spring after soaking seeds overnight, 2-3 seeds per pot.
  • Optimum soil temperature for germination is 60-86 degrees.
  • When large enough to handle thin to the strongest plant, or transplant additional seedlings .
  • Select a well-drained site with a sunny or partially shaded location.
  • When 3-4 inches plant out in raised rows 3ft apart, 12-18 inches between plants.
  • Plants should not be harvested until the second year and only lightly.
  • Heavy cuttings are possible the third year.
  • Mulch the rows in autumn to protect the plants and provide nutrients as these are heavy feeders.

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