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Organic Asperges DArgenteuil Asparagus Seeds - 20 Count


Organic Asperges DArgenteuil Asparagus Seeds - 20 Count
Asparagus officinalis

Selection Description: Light green spears with light green to white stalks. Can be blanched white with rose or purple tips. Also known as Precoce d Argenteuil. Hardy to Zone 3a.
Description: Asparagus is a hardy perennial. It is the only common vegetable that grows wild along roadsides and railroad tracks over a large part of the country. Although establishing a good asparagus bed requires considerable work, your efforts will be rewarded. A well-planned bed can last from 20 to 30 years. For this reason, asparagus should be planted at the side or end of the garden, where it will not be disturbed by normal garden cultivation. Asparagus is one of the first vegetables ready to harvest in the spring. Asparagus is native to the Mediterranean and was eaten by the ancient Greeks.
Sunlight: Full sun to slightly dappled/partial shade
Soil conditions: Tolerates acid soil, droughty soil, requires well-drained soil. Prefers loose, deep soils high in organic matter. The better the soil preparation the better the plant and yields.
pH: Near 7.0, but some varieties tolerate a wide range of soil conditions. Add well balanced compost or amend with lime and fertilizer before establishment.
Hardiness zones: 2a to 8b
Lifecycle: Perennial
Ease-of-care: Easy to Moderate (Site and grower dependent)
Height: For harvest: 6 to 18 inches, Unharvested 5 to 9 feet
Spread: 2 to 2.5 feet
Flower color: Green. Small, yellowish green. Older varieties such as Mary Washington have male and female flowers on separate plants. Male flowers are larger and longer than female.
Foliage color: Light green
Foliage texture: Fine, fernlike, finely dissected.
Shape: Upright, tall with fern-like fronds.
Shape in flower: Same as above
Tolerates: Most varieties tolerate many diverse conditions, such as: salt, compacted soils, acidic soils, shade, stressful locations, cut-back to soil level. Please see specific asparagus plant details for specifics for that particular plant.
Pests: If tops are not removed prior to winter freeze, rust may occur. (Following freezing weather in the fall, the asparagus tops should be removed to decrease the chances of rust disease overwintering on the foliage.) Weeds must be removed to reduce competition and improve health in general.
Nutritional Information: Details below are general for all asparagus; individual plants may vary in their nutritional content.
* - Asparagus is a low-calorie vegetable having just 20 calories per 100 grams. It has almost no fat and is free of cholesterol. The low-calorie content makes it a negative calorie vegetable, as more calories are burnt in digesting it than what is gained from consuming it.
* - The dietary fiber is 5.5% DV per 100 grams, which is considered a good level.
* - It has a number of flavonoid antioxidants in appreciable levels like lutein, carotenes, zeaxanthin, and cryptoxanthins.
* - It contains the very beneficial and unique carbohydrate inulin which has a major health benefits.
* - Asparagus is a rich source of folates (13% DV in 100 grams) which is a very vital nutrient for a growing fetus.
* - It contains all the important B-complex vitamins including niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, riboflavin, and thiamine, that are needed in many metabolic and enzymatic processes.
* - Asparagus has rich levels of the antioxidant vitamin A (25% RDA/100 grams) and moderate levels of vitamins C & E.
* - Vitamin K is found in very good quantities (35% RDA/100 grams) which is especially helpful in ensuring brain and bone health, apart from ensuring normal blood clotting.
* - Various minerals like calcium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, and zinc are found in fair amounts, while copper and iron are in good amounts.
* - Contains about 4% potassium and almost no sodium which makes it good for those with hypertension.
(All values estimated across species, for general information purposes only)

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  • Model: ASPA-DARGEN-20
  • Shipping Weight: 0.2lbs
  • 1540 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Private Grower

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