Asparagus Connovers Colossal
Asparagus Connovers Colossal is always a firm favourite which produces large, thick spears.
For a successful crop plant in well-drained, fertile soil in full sun, with some shelter from winds. If you have heavy soil the Asparagus could benefit from being grown in raised beds. Ensure the soil is well dug over and add plenty of compost or well-rotted manure.
Plant out any time of the year, so long as the ground is not frozen. Plant 9″ (23 cm) apart in rows 18″ (45 cm) apart.
Keep plants well watered in dry spells and always keep the beds free of weeds. Mulch to avoid soil compaction and bent spears, and to retain moisture.
DO NOT cut at all in the first year and do not be too greedy in the second year.
Harvest asparagus when the shoots are about 6″ (15 cm) above ground, and while the tip is tightly closed. Cut at ground level using a sharp knife. Harvesting can continue for 5-6 weeks. Leave about 15% of the shoots to nourish the root system for the following year.
Cut down the dead ‘fern’ each autumn and then mulch the bed with a thin layer of well-rotted manure or compost.
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