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AsparaBest® Asparagus

Produces more spears than popular Jersey type

Truly living up to its name, AsparaBest® outperforms any other variety currently available, especially when it comes to flavor! Predominately male plants produce little to no seed to ensure larger yields as all the plants' energy goes into spear production and root development. These crowns even out-produced 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.
#4896
10 Roots
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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
  • Restricted States: AE AK GU HI PR
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 2018 Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Sweet Potatoes Bareroot Roses Tomatoes & Peppers  Potatoes  Tender Annuals Onion Plants All other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/22 - 6/8 4/17 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/27 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 4/10 - 5/11 5/1 - 6/8
4B 5/22 - 6/8 4/17 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/27 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 4/3 - 5/11 5/1 - 6/8
5A 5/15 - 6/8 4/3 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/27 - 5/11 4/3 - 6/8
5B 5/1 - 6/8 3/20 - 6/1 5/14 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/27 - 5/11 3/20 - 6/8
6A 5/1 - 6/8 3/6 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 3/6 - 5/11 3/6 - 6/8
6B 5/1 - 6/8 3/6 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 3/6 - 6/15 4/30 - 6/8 2/27 - 5/11 3/6 - 6/8
7A 5/1 - 6/8 2/27 - 6/1 4/23 - 6/1 2/27 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 2/20 - 5/11 2/27 - 6/8
7B 5/1 - 6/8 2/27 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/27 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 2/13 - 5/11 2/27 - 6/8
8A & B 4/24 - 6/8 2/20 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/20 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/30 - 5/11 2/20 - 5/18
9A & B 4/24 - 6/8 1/23 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/2 - 5/11 2/13 - 5/18
10A & B 4/17 - 6/8 1/23 - 6/1 4/2 - 6/1 2/13 - 6/15 4/2 - 6/8 1/2 - 5/11 2/13 - 5/18
Last Order Date 6/4/2018 5/28/2018 5/28/2018 6/11/2018 6/4/2018 5/7/2018 1A-7B: 6/4/2018
8A-10B: 5/14/2018

Spring 2018 Insects Shipping Schedule
Zones Lacewings, Lady Beetles
& Encapsulated Earthworms
Nematodes
1A 5/12 - 6/15 5/15 - 6/15
1B - 2A 5/15 - 6/15 5/15 - 6/15
2B - 3B 5/1 - 6/15 5/1 - 6/15
4A - 6A 4/17 - 6/15 4/17 - 6/15
6B - 7A 4/10 - 6/15 4/10 - 6/15
7B - 8B 3/13 - 6/15 3/13 - 6/15
9A - 10B 2/27 - 6/15 2/27 - 6/15
Last Order Date 6/11/18 6/11/18

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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