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Vegetable Planting Calendar

Asparagus

  • Approximate planting per person per year, fresh, 10 to 15 roots
  • Approximate planting per person per year, process, 10 to 15 roots
  • 1 ounce of seeds for 100 feet of row
  • Minimum row space if hand cultivated, 48 inches
  • Minimum row space if using field implements, 48 inches
  • 18 inches between plants in row
  • Plant 0.5 inch deep
  • 3 years from planting to eating stage
  • 1,040 international units of vitamin A per 100 gram sample
  • 23 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 gram sample
  • Asparagus questions and answers
  • Recommended varieties
    • Atlas
      Can be grown in southern Missouri.
    • Jersey Gem
      Cut lightly for first two years. Do not harvest the same year that you plant.
    • Jersey Giant
      Buy one-year-old crowns
    • Jersey King
    • Jersey Knight
      May sow seed and grow plants.
    • Jersey Prince
    • Jersey Supreme
    • Mary Washington
    • UC157 F2
      Can be grown in southern Missouri.

Growing zones in Missouri
 

  • Recommended planting dates
    • South Missouri
      March 15 to April 5
    • Central Missouri
      April 1 to 20
    • North Missouri
      April 5 to 25
    • North Missouri

G6201, revised April 2000

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