Conovers Colossal Asparagus
This 19th century heirloom is still beloved by market farmers and home gardeners. 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.