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Asparagus Plant 'Crimson Pacific'

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Image of Cutting Asparagus
Image of  Asparagus Crimson Pacific

Asparagus officinalis 'Crimson Pacific'

  • A fairly new variety of Asparagus from New Zealand.
  • One of the highest yielding purple types.
  • Spears have a very high sugar content.
  • Good resistance to Fusarium.

Supplied as compost block grown plants (not bare root crowns).

Available from mid May or sooner

5 or more £2.00GBP each. Group & quantity discounts
Qty:
Pollinator Friendly

This fairly new variety of Asparagus bred by Aspara Pacific in New Zealand is considered to be one of the highest yielding purple types available; from our own trials we have found this to be extremely fast to mature - and whilst we would suggest the traditional 'at least one year, preferably two' before commencing harvest we have to admit we had a few spears off our in the first year!

Its very high sugar content combined with its very low fibre levels means both sweetness and tenderness are second to none. Trials in New Zealand have actually proved that purple Asparagus is not only sweeter than conventional green Asparagus but also maintain their sweetness for longer once cut; purple varieties are also known to be richer in antioxidants than green varieties. Lovely raw in salads, steamed or grilled.

Produces extremely thick spears and has an excellent resistance to Fusarium.

Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.

  • Plant out any time of the year, weather permitting.
  • Plant out 9" (23 cm) or further apart in rows 18" (45 cm) apart.
  • Keep plants well watered in dry spells.
  • Do not cut (harvest) in the first year and do not be too greedy in the second year either.
  • Always harvest by cutting through stems with a sharp knife just below soil level, avoiding stems just emerging.
  • Cut down the dead 'fern' each Autumn and then mulch the bed with a thin layer of well rotted manure or similar.

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Available from mid May or sooner

Please note: This product is only available in multiples of 5

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25 = £1.90
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50 = £1.80
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100 = £1.70
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How To...

How To Grow Asparagus
Detailed advice on cultivating and harvesting asparagus. Includes information on watering and dealing with pests.

How To Videos

How To Harvest Asparagus (Video)
An instructional video by Serena on how to harvest asparagus.

General Information

A Little Information About Our Vegetable Plants (Video)
Information on the vegetable plants that Victoriana grows and how we make sure they are always hardened off before dispatch.

What's A Compost Block Grown Plant?
Information on the size of the compost blocks that Victoriana grow their plants in - and what you can expect to receive.

Pollinator Friendly Plants
A detailed guide to the seeds and plants sold by Victoriana Nursery Gardens that will attract and provide a food source to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects.

Magazine Articles

Succulent Spears
An article on the basics of growing asparagus written by Paul Peacock that appeared in the May 2007 issue of Grow It! magazine.




Plant Passport Registration Number: GB-34265