Asparagus, Conovers Colossal

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It is no wonder that Conover’s Colossal was developed specifically for market farmers: this variety is hearty, vigorous, and sure to please with its buttery, tender spears. This 19th century heirloom is still beloved by market farmers and home gardeners today. Produce merchant S.B. Conover of New York City developed it in the 1860s, selecting for the superior market qualities of massive spears and super high yields. This superb variety has been praised by the likes of famous 19th century market gardener Peter Henderson, as well as the Royal Horticultural Society. Spears can reach one inch thick and remain supremely soft and juicy. This heirloom asparagus is a true culinary delight and not to be missed.

  • Full Sun
  • Sprouts in 14-21 Days
  • Seed Depth 1/2"
  • Ideal Temperature: 65-75 Degrees F
  • Plant Spacing: 18"
  • Frost Hardy: Yes
  • Asparagus officinalis

Growing Tips: Soak seeds 24 hours, sow indoors 2-3 months before last spring frost. Transplant into trenches in rich, well worked soil after last frost. Backfill gradually as seedlings grow.

Availability: In stock
Minimum Seed Count: 40
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