Planting Asparagus


Asparagus plants require one year to establish then produce a light harvest in the 2nd year, a larger harvest in the 3rd year, and a full harvest thereafter.

 

 Spacing:

  • Space your plants 12" - 14" apart unless otherwise specified
  • There should be 3 feet between rows
  • Furrows should be 8" - 10" deep
  • 8" furrows are recommended for heavier clay-like soils

Irrigation:

  • A well-drained site is recommended
  • More frequent watering may be required for lighter soils
  • It is very important to maintain moisture during the 1st year (establishment year).

Fertilization:

  • Before planting add 5lbs. of 10-10-10 per 100 sq. ft
  • In August of the 1st year (establishment year), add 1lb. of 10-10-10 per sq.ft. and work into the top 2" of soil.  
  • In the following years, use 2lbs. of 10-10-10 per 100 sq.ft. in early spring and following your harvest.
  • To maintain proper soil levels, add lime, bone meal, and super phosphate.
  • It is very important to maintain a Ph level of 7.0 - 7.2 in the soil.

Jersey Knight Asparagus

Characteristics:

  • An all male variety
  • Extremely vigorous with large succulent spears
  • Does best in zones 3 - 8
  • Good Flavor
  • Excellent freezing quality