Precoce D'Argentuil Asparagus
Asparagus officinalis 'Precoce D'Argentuil'
Precoce D'Argentuil Asparagus fruit
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Height: 5 feet
Spread: 3 feet
Hardiness Zone: 2a
A stunning heirloom variety that produces high yields of delicious sweet and tender spears; beautiful mild and nutty green spears with touches of purple, the ideal addition to salads or appetizers; perfect for spring and autumn planting
Precoce D'Argentuil Asparagus is a perennial vegetable plant that is commonly grown for its edible qualities. The stems are usually harvested from mid spring to early summer. The stems have a mild taste.
The stems are most often used in the following ways:
- Fresh Eating
- Eating When Cooked/Prepared
Planting & Growing
Precoce D'Argentuil Asparagus will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. 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, and it is considered by many to be an heirloom variety.