Asparagus 'Jersey Knight'

Asparagus 'Jersey Knight'

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Super disease resistance!
SKU 48007-PK-20
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Item Form
Bareroot
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Key Characteristics
Zone

2 - 8

Mature Height

5 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Asparagus 'Jersey Knight'

Jersey Knight is 99.5% male seeds, so you can count of larger, more profuse spears than ever from this ultra-vigorous performer! The spears are top-size -- a full 5/8-inch in diameter -- and are bright green with deep purple tips and bracts. Stunning on the dinner plate, they're one of the easiest varieties to grow, thanks to terrific vigor that makes these plants come back stronger every year!

The yield you can expect from Jersey Knight is 2 to 4 times greater than older strains, such as the Washington series. Highly Rust-resistant and tolerant of Fusarium, Crown and Rust Rot, Jersey Knight is the one you want for years of reliable peformance!

We sell very well-rooted bareroot plants, and it's important that you plant them as quickly as you can upon arrival, because dry or withered roots are a problem for Asparagus. Prepare the soil well, adding plenty of organic matter and fertilizing with a well-balanced mixture such as 5-10-10. Asparagus has deep, spreading roots, so be sure the soil is well-worked. Space the plants about 1 1/2 feet apart and water well during growth. Fertilize twice annually (before new spring growth and right after harvest).

Cut no spears the first year, and cut only sparingly the second in order to encourage a great crop for the third year. If you want white (blanched) Asparagus, simply block out the light as the spears are forming by applying mulch on the plants.

Product Details

Item Form Bareroot
Genus Asparagus
Species officinalis
Variety 'Jersey Knight'
Product Classification Plants, Vegetables
USDA Zone Low 2
USDA Zone High 8
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Bloom Season Start Early Summer
Bloom Season End Mid Summer
Days To Maturity 912.00
Harvest Season Early Summer
Resistance Crown Rot, Deer Resistance, Disease Resistant, Rust
Characteristics Edible
Uses Cuisine, Outdoor
Zone 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, PR, VI
Shipping Method Restrictions none

Customer Reviews

Rating
Don't give up on the late bloomers
Review by Wendy
I ordered these late in the season and planted the day I received them in late May. All 20 plants sprouted, but varied greatly in time and vigor. Some came up in less than a week, others took 2-3 weeks, and two of them I'd given up on when they finally showed signs of life 4 weeks later. Interestingly, I saw no obvious connection between size of roots and quickness of sprouting or rate of growth. Indeed, the two which seemed dead had copious roots, while some of the earliest shoots arose from sparse, spindly roots. Likewise, some shoots grew tall very rapidly, while others sprouted quickly but stalled out at an inch tall, although most of those were eventually accompanied by additional sprouts (also not growing much), so I assume the roots of the multiples are simply putting their energy into quantity over quality for now. All 20 plants are in identical soil in one of my raised beds, and are receiving identical maintenance from me, so the varying growth patterns are probably par for the course, especially considering Michigan's cold, cloudy weather this Spring. I'm very pleased with my baby plants so far, but it's obviously too soon for me to rate their production. I look forward to my first mini harvest perhaps next summer, and of course, to fully enjoy the crop for years thereafter.
Rating
Giant and Tender
Review by Mike S.
Planted this asparagus in my north Alabama garden 3 and a half years ago. We did not cut a single spear the first year and just a few (to try) the second. I dont think it would have hurt to cut 10 times more. The third year we could not keep up and we only planted 16 of the 20 crowns. Our friends and neighbors loved it too. Absolutely awesome on the grill! (follow ALL instructions when planting)

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