Asparagus is extremely nutritious and has many health benefits! The ‘Jersey Giant’ variety is an all male hybrid that is highly productive and very vigorous. (NJ56 x JN22-8) Patented. Best for high yield, fine flavor and the largest succulent spears. Resists fusarium wilt, crown rot and rust. Twice the yield of old-fashioned kinds. This is one of the most popular varieties grown by home gardeners and for commercial planting. This variety is very adaptable and gives excellent yields. It has high disease tolerance. The purple bracted spears are large and a very attractive green. ‘Jersey Giant’ is the most winter hardy of all the Jersey Hybrids and it is widely adapted to temperate and cool climates. It produces medium to large (7-9 inch), green spears with purple bracts. ‘Jersey Giant’ prefers well worked organic soils. Grows well throughout the Midwest.
Asparagus get top dollar at the supermarket, but commercially grown spears never measure up to the delicate sweet flavor of homegrown. Asparagus is a hardy perennial. Asparagus is a highly productive vegetable. Grown for the stems or spears, a well tended planting yields 8 to 10 pounds or more per 100 square feet of bed or 24 to 30 pounds per 100 feet of row. For most home gardeners, one row is adequate. An asparagus planting lasts 15 to 25 years without replanting if it is well cared for and the climate is suitable. It does not do well if summers are extremely hot and long and winters are mild.