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Asparagus Plant 'Connover's Colossal'

Image of Cutting Asparagus
Image of Cutting Asparagus
Image of Cutting Asparagus

Asparagus officinalis 'Connover's Colossal'

  • A tried and trusted heritage variety from the 1800's.
  • Large and thick spears are produced in abundance.
  • Excellent flavour.
  • Adaptable and very reliable.

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

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5 or more £1.50 GBP
each. Group & quantity discounts
Pollinator FriendlyRHS Award of Garden Merit

A tried and trusted heritage variety from the 1800's that has won acclaim for adaptability, reliability, yield and flavour; even now many commercial growers grow this variety almost exclusively.

This extract from a garden journal (sadly unknown) says it all...

"In 1872 I sowed seed of this variety, and last year I planted 5 beds with the 1 year old plants. At the time of sowing I must say that I felt rather dubious as to the dimensions of this Asparagus as mentioned in seed catalogues and advertisements. I have now pleasure in saying that in point of size it is a colossal variety".

Acclaim continues to this day and only recently it was recommended in the River Cottage Vegetable Patch Handbook.

Quick into growth and early maturing, it produces thick chunky spears of sublime flavour. This variety is truly hard to fault

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

  • Plant out anytime 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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Please note: This product is only available in multiples of 5

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10 = £1.35
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25 = £1.20
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50 = £1.10
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General Information

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

Plants Awarded The RHS Award Of Garden Merit
A listing of the seed and plant varieties sold by Victoriana Nursery Gardens that have been awarded the Award Of Garden Merit by the RHS.

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

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

How To...

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

How To Plant Compost Block Grown Asparagus (Video)
An instructional video by Serena on how to plant compost block grown asparagus.

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