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Asparagus
« on: March 23, 2005, 22:31:21 »
I know this is a pretty subjective but I would like to hear as many opinions on different asparagus varieties as possible due to it being a long term thing.  I do have a preference for growing old veg.

Ta in advance.
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Asparagus
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Re: Asparagus
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2005, 09:02:07 »
Since the crop lasts 25 years, not many folk will have lived long enough to try varieties?? I just accept the one we have as 'asparagus' - without complaint or comparison. Except with Peruvian!! But, yes, I do like proper green Evesham type stuff.

Here's something one of the children dug up. Friends of yours?

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Re: Asparagus
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2005, 16:59:42 »
Fantastic - love the picture
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Re: Asparagus
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2005, 16:58:23 »
Just for eveybody's info - as if you are interested  ;D, today I planted three crowns of an asparagus labelled simply 'green' from Wilkos.
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Re: Asparagus
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2005, 18:32:01 »
We inherited our (along with rhubarb) when we took on our plot.  No idea what variety but it is yummy.
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Re: Asparagus
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2005, 18:48:04 »
I was dishing up the dinner and I asked my young nephew if he liked asparagus.  He replied, "sparra"!  I've never eaten one!!!

Kids today eh!  ;D
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Re: Asparagus
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2005, 11:04:44 »
One of my crowns was dug up overnight - have no idea as to the culprit - they had cunningly left know footprints or other deposits  :-X.  I am hoping it is just something that fancied a dig in the nice soft recently dug trench - and not something that fancied nibbling off the important bits.  I have replanted and covered the tranch with branches to try and deter further raids.
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