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Jersey Giant

Case Pack – Each case contains 25 packages.
Packaged Vegetables – Item AS606

Hardy, GMO-free, northern grown vegetables from DeGroot are low maintenance and will harvest vegetables!

Asparagus is extremely nutritious and has many health benefits! The ‘Jersey Giant’ variety is an all-male hybrid that is highly productive and very vigorous. (NJ56 x JN22-8) Patented. Best for high yield, fine flavor, and the largest succulent spears. Resists fusarium wilt, crown rot, and rust. Twice the yield of old-fashioned kinds. This is one of the most popular varieties grown by home gardeners and for commercial planting. The purple bracted spears are large and are a very attractive green. ‘Jersey Giant’ is the most winter hardy of all the Jersey Hybrids and it is widely adapted to temperate and cool climates. It produces medium to large (7-9 inch), green spears with purple bracts. ‘Jersey Giant’ prefers well-worked organic soils. Grows well throughout the Midwest.

Planting instructions: Plant in early spring in a sunny location of sandy loam with good drainage. Do not harvest the first year and harvesting may continue until June 1 the second year. Every season, when cuttings are over, apply a fertilizer to supply nitrogen for good re-growth of the plants. Approximately 10 lbs. per 100 foot of row for fertilizer similar to 10-10-10 (500 lbs. per acre) is sufficient. WATER PLANTS WELL AFTER PLANTING. After harvest, asparagus must be completely dormant before mowing. Mow late winter or early spring.