5 x Asparagus Guelph Millennium Bare Root

Code: TR0591
5 x Asparagus Guelph Millennium Bare Root
5 x Asparagus Guelph Millennium Bare Root
This all male asparagus variety was bred at the University of Guelph. It is much loved for its cold tolerance, its productivity, and the solid green colour of its tasty spears. The foliage of this late season variety is robust and attractive. Although this is one of the last asparagus to rise in spring, it soon makes up for it with a large crops of reliably good spears.

Asparagus is suitable for Spring planting - try to avoid the last heavy frost. Raised beds are not necessary they can be planted into borders or traditional beds. Avoid planting the asparagus on the site of old asparagus beds as this may cause problems with disease. Choose an area that is frost pocket free and if soil is particularly heavy, then you may need to consider creating a raised bed. Ground must be kept weed free before planting and through to cultivation for best results.

Characteristics
  • Arrives as: Bare Root
  • Approx height on arrival: 5-10cm
  • Plant is approx. 1years old
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 25cm
  • Harvesting Period: October
  • Tolerance: Drought tolerant once established
  • Uses: Salads, side dishes, grilled
  • Hardiness: Somewhat Hardy
Requirements
  • Light Requirements: Partial shade, full sun
  • Soil Requirements: Acid, alkaline, neutral, clay, loamy, sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
  • Moisture: Moist but well-drained, well-drained

Caring and Maintenance

Water during dry periods. Remove any weeds by hand.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 30cm
    Dig a hole at least twice the size of the root ball. Ideally, mulch with compost or rotted manure. Remove weeds.

    Should be planted during spring

Optional Extras
  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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