Specialist nursery Pomona is offering two cultivars of one-year-old, ‘grade A’ asparagus crowns at a special price of £14.50 for 12 crowns, or £27 if you buy both cultivars (p&p included). These will establish quickly to give your first crop in just one year after planting.
An F1 hybrid cultivar producing heavy crops of succulent green spears just one year after planting. It can also be grown as white asparagus if the plants are covered with a mound of sandy soil and harvested before they push through the ground. Crops early to mid season.
Asparagus ‘Stewart’s Purple’
This F1 hybrid purple asparagus is considerably sweeter than any of the green cultivars. As well as being excellent cooked, the low fibre content means the spears are particularly tender even when eaten raw as an attractive and tasty addition to salads. Trials have shown this cultivar to bring a higher yield than many
HOW TO ORDER
Online at Pomona or call 0845 6760607 with your credit or debit card, quoting offer code ‘GI3ASP’
Offer available to UK only. Prices include p&p. Delivery from late March to late April. Offer ends 15 April 2012.