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AsparaBest® Asparagus

High yields and great taste make this our favorite asparagus

AsparaBest® Asparagus

High yields and great taste make this our favorite asparagus

  • Larger yield from predominantly male plants
  • Outproduces Jersey varieties 2 to 3 times over
  • Great for chilly Northern climates
  • Excellent flavor
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Product Description

It's called "AsparaBest®" for a reason! This delicious asparagus outperforms any other variety currently available, especially when it comes to flavor. The predominately male plants produce little to no seed to ensure larger yields, since all the plants' energy goes into spear production and healthy root development. AsparaBest outproduces popular Jersey varieties 2 to 3 times over! Regardless of your location, this sweet, crisp variety is unmatched in Northern climates for cold tolerance, and will live and produce longer than any other variety. Since you'll have so much to harvest, be sure to try cooking the spears with an Asparagus Steamer, which will steam them to perfection in just minutes.

Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Asparagus officinalis 'UG-9'
  • Season: Spring
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun
  • Height: 3 to 4 feet.
  • Spacing: 12 - 18 inches apart.
  • Zone: 3 - 8 (2 with Winter protection).
  • Spread: 18 inches.
  • Foliage: Graceful, feathery green foliage.
  • Depth: When planting bareroot crowns in the spring, prepare a trench 8 inches deep. Spread crowns over the soil and cover them with 2 inches of soil. Gradually fill the trench with soil as the plants grow (if your soil is clay or heavy, you should add compost.
  • Yield: High yields.
  • Fruit: Purple tipped, green speared asparagus. 10 - 12 inch spears.
  • Soil Preference: Suited for almost all soil types found in home gardens.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: Cut the ferns down to ground level in the Fall once they have turned brown, or in the early Spring before new growth appears.
  • Form: Upright
  • Size: Medium Grade
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:


Spring 2021 Shipping Schedule
    Zones     Sweet Potatoes Bareroot Roses Tomatoes & Peppers Potatoes
1A-4A 5/17/21 - 6/4/21 4/12/21 - 5/28/21 5/24/21 - 6/4/21 3/29/21 - 6/11/21
4B 5/17/21 - 6/4/21 4/12/21 - 5/28/21 5/24/21 - 6/4/21 3/29/21 - 6/11/21
5A 5/10/21 - 6/4/21 3/29/21 - 5/28/21 5/17/21 - 6/4/21 3/15/21 - 6/11/21
5B 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 3/15/21 - 5/28/21 5/17/21 - 6/4/21 3/15/21 - 6/11/21
6A 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 3/1/21 - 5/28/21 5/10/21 - 6/4/21 3/15/21 - 6/11/21
6B 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 3/1/21 - 5/28/21 5/10/21 - 6/4/21 3/1/21 - 6/11/21
7A 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 2/22/21 - 5/28/21 4/19/21 - 6/4/21 2/25/21 - 6/11/21
7B 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 2/22/21 - 5/28/21 4/19/21 - 6/4/21 2/22/21 - 6/11/21
8A 4/19/21 - 6/4/21 2/15/21 - 5/28/21 4/12/21 - 6/4/21 2/18/21 - 6/11/21
8B 4/19/21 - 6/4/21 2/15/21 - 5/28/21 4/12/21 - 6/4/21 2/15/21 - 6/11/21
9A & B 4/19/21 - 6/4/21 1/18/21 - 5/28/21 4/12/21 - 6/4/21 2/8/21 - 6/11/21
10A & B 4/12/21 - 6/4/21 1/18/21 - 5/28/21 4/12/21 - 6/4/21 2/8/21 - 6/11/21
Last Order Date 5/31/2021 5/24/2021 5/31/2021 6/7/2021

Spring 2021 Shipping Schedule
    Zones     Tender Annuals Onion Plants All other Perennials & Potted Plants Dormant Trees & Hedges
1A-4A 5/7/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 5/7/21 5/3/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
4B 5/7/21 - 6/4/21 3/29/21 - 5/7/21 5/3/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
5A 5/7/21 - 6/4/21 3/22/21 - 5/7/21 4/12/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
5B 5/3/21 - 6/4/21 3/22/21 - 5/7/21 3/29/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
6A 4/29/21 - 6/4/21 3/1/21 - 5/7/21 3/15/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
6B 4/26/21 - 6/4/21 2/22/21 - 5/7/21 3/1/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
7A 4/15/21 - 6/4/21 2/15/21 - 5/7/21 2/25/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
7B 4/12/21 - 6/4/21 2/8/21 - 5/7/21 2/22/21 - 6/4/21 4/5/21 - 6/4/21
8A 4/5/21 - 6/4/21 1/25/21 - 5/7/21 2/18/21 - 5/14/21 4/5/21 - 5/28/21
8B 4/5/21 - 6/4/21 1/25/21 - 5/7/21 2/15/21 - 5/14/21 4/5/21 - 5/28/21
9A & B 3/29/21 - 6/4/21 1/4/21 - 5/7/21 2/8/21 - 5/14/21 4/5/21 - 5/28/21
10A & B 3/29/21 - 6/4/21 1/4/21 - 5/7/21 2/8/21 - 5/14/21 4/5/21 - 5/28/21
Last Order Date 5/31/2021 5/3/2021 1A-7B: 5/31/2021
8A-10B: 5/10/2021
1A-7B: 5/31/2021
8A-10B: 5/24/2021



Spring 2021 Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Nematodes
1A 5/10/21 - 10/29/21
1B - 2A 5/10/21 - 10/29/21
2B - 3B 4/26/21 - 10/29/21
4A - 6A 4/12/21 - 10/29/21
6B - 7A 4/5/21 - 10/29/21
7B - 8B 3/8/21 - 10/29/21
9A - 10B 2/22/21 -10/29/21
Last Order Date 10/25/2021

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order--via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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