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Asparagus

buzzy

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Looking to start a new bed of asparagus this spring. The old bed is 23-25 years old and doesn't produce all that well. (expected)Went from a family of 4 to 2 so we still get enough but want to start new 1 before it's done. I can't remember what they are. I'd like to stay in the Jersey family and wondered if anybody had a preferred 1 & why.
Thanks in advance!
 

tropics

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I know nothing about growing them other then you need a mound. Wallmart has Jersey Asparagus in the garden section
Richie
 

buzzy

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Interested also. . .
I know you want to stay in the Jersey family because they should be a all male strain. The males don't produce berries so all energy goes into the spears. Thought I'd put a feeler out to see if there is a preferred 1. There are 3. Jersey Giant, Jersey Knight, & Jersey Supreme. I think I'm going with the Knight & Supreme. Hope this help ya.
 

gary s

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Funny you said that, My neighbor brought me some Asparagus that another neighbor gave him (Thinning out his bed I guess ??) Just got finished planting them .Don't have a clue what kind they are.

Gary
 

buzzy

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Oh you guys from Texas starting your gardens already. I have at least 6 weeks or more to start mine. Makes me jealous.
 

fivetricks

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In Michigan the rule of thumb is generally to wait until memorial day weekend to do any planting
 

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