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JERSEY KNIGHT

JERSEY KNIGHT

CROWN

$39.95
$39.95

Product Description:

This predominately male variety yields the highest quality spears of the Jersey hybrids. Developed on the East Coast, Jersey Knight performs well all across the US. Jersey Knight is highly resistant to rust, Fusarium wilt, root rot, crown rot, and Cerco-spora. It is also hardy in cold winter climates where the soil freezes solid. Will overwinter to zone 3.

Asparagus crowns are shipped directly from our grower beginning in mid-March depending upon your location. Please order early for best availability. Available only within the contiguous US.
Soil Temp for Germ 65–80°F
Seed Depth ¼"
Days to Emergence 10–25
Soil Temp for Transp 40–45°F
Plant Spacing 10–15"
Row Spacing 3–6'
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 75%
Seeds per Gram N/A
Seed Life 3 years

Culture

• Asparagus plants are dioecious, meaning there are both male & female plants
• Male plants produce thicker larger spears
• Female plants produce small berries
• Asparagus is a hardy perennial
• The key to good production is well-prepared, deeply dug beds with lots of organic matter
• Fertilize beds early in the spring and after harvest with 1–2 cups of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet
• Keep beds moist
 
Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

Transplanting
• Start transplants 60–90 days before your last frost
• Transplant seedlings after the danger of frost

Asparagus Root Crowns
• Plant your 1 year old crowns shortly after you receive them
• Crowns can be transplanted 4–6 weeks before last frost
• Dig a 4–6 inch trench; create a hill in the center
• Drape roots over the hill; cover roots with soil
• Fill in trench as asparagus grows
• Complete instructions are included

Insects & Diseases
• Common pests: Asparagus beetles and slugs
• Pest control: Pyrethrin, slug traps or bait
• Common diseases: Rust, Fusarium wilt, Fusarium stem and crown rot
• Disease prevention: Maintaining good plant vigor

Harvest & Storage
• A moderate 2–3 week harvest can be expected from crowns in 2–3 years
• Harvest spears when they're 6–10 inches tall, cutting them off about 1 inch below soil surface
• Store at 36°F and 100% relative humidity
• To maintain perennial bed, leave smaller spears to mature into ferns, which will regenerate the plant
• With each successive year, your plant productivity and harvest window will increase

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