Asparagus Vittorio Crowns x10

Marshalls

£14.99

Catalogue Code: 1080-6078

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There are so many top-chefs that are fans of freshly home-grown asparagus and it’s not surprising seeing as asparagus is a reliable perennial – putting up more and more spears each year.

Key Features

  • Hardy perennial
  • Prefers full sun
  • Prefers part shade

Pack Contents: 10 crowns

Description

Asparagus Vittorio – the new, versatile asparagus for succulent grass-green or snow-white spears, as you desire.

  • Perennial crop
  • Early-harvests
  • Green or white spears to your tastes
  • Disease tolerant

There are so many top-chefs that are fans of freshly home-grown asparagus and it’s not surprising seeing as asparagus is a reliable perennial – putting up more and more spears each year.

Vittoria is a great vegetable to grow, as you get to choose white spears or green spears to suit your tastes.

Vittorio is a robust male hybrid variety that has a naturally strong and vigorous growth habit. Having been bred to resist disease it’s a reliable variety that has a particularly early season.

Expect to harvest straight, smooth spears that are low in tough-fibres and have tight, closed tips for lovely asparagus salads or garnishes for summer meals.

If you want extra-tender snow-white spears simply mound the soil up around them. In early summer, remove the mounded- soil and harvest the blanched spears.

Tips for superior spears

Simply plant four-to five crowns per lineal metre, and 30cm (12in) apart if planting double rows.

For handsome harvests in the second and subsequent years, keep cropping in the first year to a minimum.

Growing Calendar

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