Tops for cold tolerance
Up to 3 times more spears
Green Thumb Award winner
Produces longer than other varieties
Harvest lots more spears—without sacrificing flavor. AsparaBest truly lives up to its name! Its predominantly male plants produce little to no seed and 2 to 3 times more spears than popular Jersey varieties. And, the purple-tipped green spears have an excellent flavor. Developed at an Ontario, Canada University, the late-emerging AsparaBest is unmatched for cold tolerance, but regardless of your climate this delicious variety will produce longer than all other asparagus varieties on the market!
Did you know… AsparaBest Asparagus won the 2015 Green Thumb Award from the Direct Gardening Association—this variety is known for more spears, excellent flavor and cold-hardiness.
Asparagus officinalis ‘UG-9’
Height:36 – 48
Spacing:12 – 18 inches apart.
Depth:Plant at the same depth it is in the plug. These plants can be planted with a trowel.
Light Required:Full Sun
Yield:High yields. The bareroot crowns and plants are one year old plants. Limit harvest the second year. It will take 3 years for the plants to be strong enough to be fully harvestable.
Fruit:Purple tipped, green speared asparagus. 10 – 12 inch spears.
Growth Rate:Moderate growth rate.
Pruning:Cut the ferns down to ground level in the Fall once they have turned brown, or in the early Spring before new growth appears.
Foliage:Graceful, feathery green foliage.