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Precoce D'Argenteuil Asparagus (75 seeds) (AS102) $2.75

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Precoce D'Argenteuil Asparagus

         
 
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An old traditional heirloom, this gourmet variety is highly esteemed in Europe for its delicious stems with rose-colored buds that can be blanched white. Italian Seed.
 
Precoce D'Argenteuil Asparagus
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 8
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

87.5% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jeanne
Location:
Round Lake, IL, United States
Date:
September 11, 2016
          5.0
 
Just wow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty, easy, wonderful

What are the cons? Inconsistent size?

Review:

I started these from seed in 2012. I put them in a raised bed, in a windy location (I was advised not to, but it was the space I had). They took off. It began with small, thin as can be spears, but they kept coming and would grow into giant ferny fronds. I would cut away the dead after the first snow and add some more compost, Black Forest mulch, and nutrients to the soil. By 2014, I began to take a few of the thin spears to use in omelettes, and yes, they were producing prolific amounts of seed, and the fronds would become dense. In 2015 we began getting rather mature looking spears and so I harvested some more. This year (2016) we got beautiful asparagus - albeit inconsistent - some is thick and very mature looking, while others look like babies (I wonder if it has re-seeded on it's own). The taste is far superior to anything I would buy, though I have not tried blanching. So glad I took a chance.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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18 out of 19 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Yifang
Location:
Prescott, WI, United States
Date:
March 24, 2016
          1.0
 
Self Fertile asparagus
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? None.

What are the cons? Every plant grow fruits.

Review:

I planted a package of this asparagus back in 2011. I separated some plants which did not grow fruits in 2013, hoping to separate male plants for bigger shoots. To my dismay, every plant started bearing fruits the 4th year. They are self fertile. Not all the plants produce good sized shoots. Some plants produce lots of skinny shoots and are way too bushy even after years without harvesting. I am thinking of starting over again with other variety.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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40 out of 41 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
anita
Location:
mcclellanville, SC
Date:
July 27, 2014
          5.0
 
asparagus in sc
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? lovely and tasty

What are the cons? none

Review:

I started these from seed in pots 3 summers ago, transplanted to garden soil at the end of that summer and now have had a few edibles this spring ( delicious) and expect a bumper crop next spring. They like consistant moisture and do not be over zealous in trimming back brown stalks during growing season. Beautiful, delicious and plentiful Worth the wait!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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33 out of 36 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Maggie
Date:
March 23, 2012
          4.0
 
Can wait to eat them!
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

We started ours last summer and it looks like they pretty much all made it through the winter. We had moved some to their permanent bed in the fall and I moved the remaining today. I love the green and purple together.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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41 out of 41 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Pikko
Date:
March 21, 2011
          5.0
 
100% Germination
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

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What are the cons?

Review:

Planted six of these and six Mary Washington from a local packet in pellets and both of them had 100% germination rate, though this one germinated one day earlier at 11 days. I just transplanted 9 of them to a bed mixed with vermicast, as the tops were getting to be about six inches tall. It took about 2 1/2 weeks to get to this point, which was a lot faster than I expected. I live in Honolulu, HI.Started a new batch and will hopefully have a nice bed of about 20 plants in the bed by mid April. Hopefully this is enough even with females.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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