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Asparagus officinalis 'Eclipse'


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Asparagus officinalis 'Eclipse' is a perennial vegetable with thick green spears that can be harvested in the first year of growth.


Description:
Asparagus officinalis 'Eclipse' is a perennial vegetable of the highest order. The king of the vegetables, this cultivar offers high yields even in its first year! An early season, male dominate, hybrid variety that is well suited for cool climates. The green spears are thicker than other standard varieties and stands up well in challenging weather conditions. Use cooked, steamed, pickled and raw. Asparagus is a heavy feeder and needs rich manure or compost along with a regular fertilizing regime. Regular asparagus can take three growing seasons to harvest. Deer resistant.


Common Name: Asparagus

Family: Liliaceae (The Lily Family)

Zone Hardiness: 2-8

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 4-6'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: Green

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour: Green

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits:

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Originates in sandy and coastal sites in Europe, Asia and Africa.

Award:

Geogrpahical Origin: Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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