I've just read your little thing about being organic or not on your website and I'd like to congratulate you on being such a breath of fresh air! I'm a keen gardener and also a geneticist and I get so frustrated with the way people who know nothing about things confuse matters by using scientific terms incorrectly. "Organic" is a prime example of this, and it's wonderful that there are still people out there who will not jump on the PC bandwagon and are willing to stand up and put something honest out there for all to see! You cannot imagine how impressed I am with you, congratulations and a big heartfelt "thank you"!
Beth Gibson, Ickleton, Cambs.
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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.
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 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.