Asparagus 'Connover's Colossal'
Common Name: Asparagus
Cultivar: 'Connover's Colossal'
Category: Fruit & Vegetables
Growth Rate: Average
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 0.90 m (90 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun||Spread: 0.60 m (60 cm)|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained
An excellent variety with bright green spears and deep purple tips that produces an exceptionally high yield. The crowns are best planted between March and May and though a few spears can be cut the following year it is best left for two years so that it can grow into a strong plant. Connover's Colossal has been awarded an Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society.
Garden Care: Plant crowns in atrench that is 30cm (12in) wide by 20cm (8in) deep with a central ridge that is 10cm (4in) high. Place the crown on the ridge spreading the roots out evenly and cover with soil. Harvest the spears in mid-spring when they are about 15cm (6in) tall and fairly thick.
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