ASPARAGUS SEED, PRECOCE D'ARGENTEU, HEIRLOOM, NON GMO, ORGANIC SEEDS
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GROWN NATURALLY WITHOUT THE USE OF CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES AT MY SEED FARM, HARVESTED AND PACKAGED BY HAND IN RESEALABLE AIR TIGHT BAGS (EACH BAG IS INDIVIDUALLY LABELED).
ALL SEED LOTS ARE TESTED FOR GERMINATION. LAST GERMINATION TEST 80 PERCENT.
Asparagus has grown in the wild in France since the time of Louis XIV. Originally only three different types were available, they were distinguished mostly by their thickness, Cultivation become widespread in the mid-19th century, with populations often identified according to countries and towns where they were grown. Arguably the best known asparagus was cultivated at Argenteuil, situated just 14 kilometres northwest of Paris. For centuries Argenteuil was an important asparagus-growing district: at one time several thousand persons were employed in cultivating the crop. Asparagus 'Precoce D'Argentuil? or ?Early Argenteuil? was listed by Vilmorin-Andrieux in 1885 as a selection from 'Giant Dutch Purple'. It is one of three subvarieties of Argenteuil (early, mid, and late) and is highly esteemed for its thick, rose-purple spears with tender tips and an excellent flavor. It is an excellent choice for the impatient gardener. Earlier and hardier than most asparagus varieties, the spears are usually produced from seed struck plants in the second year and it will shoot earlier in the season than other varieties. Really think about where your asparagus will go because most beds can last from 20 to 30 years. For this reason, asparagus should be planted at the side or end of the garden, where it will not be disturbed by normal year to year cultivation. Zones 3-10 All seeds are packaged and for the current growing season.