Jersey Supreme Asparagus
Asparagus officinalis 'Jersey Supreme'
Jersey Supreme Asparagus fruit
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Height: 4 feet
Spacing: 18 inches
Hardiness Zone: 2b
Ferny green foliage, large succulent spears, an early maturing and high producing variety; let foliage stand over winter to insulate crowns and manufacture food for a better crop, cut back in spring; cold hardy and disease resistant
Jersey Supreme Asparagus is a perennial vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. The stems are usually harvested from early to late spring. The stems have a delicious taste.
The stems are most often used in the following ways:
- Eating When Cooked/Prepared
Planting & Growing
Jersey Supreme Asparagus will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When planted in rows, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!
This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.