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Organic Asparagus 'Vegalim' (green asparagus)

Organic Asparagus 'Vegalim' (green asparagus)

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Organic green asparagus plants

The Aspargus 'Vegalim' is a perennial plant which produces green asparagus. The most striking feature of green asparagus is, of course, the green color of the stems. Unlike white asparagus, green asparagus grows above ground and is exposed to sunlight, allowing photosynthesis to occur. Green asparagus is grown in a similar way to white asparagus, but with one important difference: they are not covered with soil during growth. Because they grow above the ground, they have no protection from sunlight, which results in the green color.

Green asparagus often has a slightly stronger flavor than white asparagus. They also tend to be a little more tender and juicy. Green asparagus contains nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid and fiber and is also a good source of antioxidants.

Harvest:

Only start harvesting the second year after planting the asparagus claws. In the first year it is important to let the plants grow and become stronger.

The harvest of green asparagus begins when the stems have reached the desired height, usually between 20-25 centimeters. They are simply cut off with a knife just above the soil surface. The harvest season for green asparagus is often slightly longer than that of white asparagus. It begins in spring and can continue into early summer, depending on growing conditions and climate.

How, where and when do I plant claws of an asparagus plant?

The ideal time to plant green asparagus claws is in early spring, when the soil has warmed but before the asparagus begins its active growth period.

Dig trenches about 6 to 8 inches deep. Keep at least 1 meter of space between the trenches. Place the asparagus claws in the trench with the buds facing up. Leave about 12 to 18 inches of space between each claw. Cover the claws with about 2 to 3 inches of soil. As the asparagus grows, gradually add more soil until the trench is level with the soil surface.

Do you only have 1 asparagus plant to try? Then dig it in at the same depth as described above, but without a trench.

Water the asparagus beds thoroughly after planting to settle the soil and get the asparagus off to a good start. Consider mulching the asparagus beds to retain moisture, reduce weed growth and stabilize soil temperatures.

Location

Asparagus 'Vegalim' grows best in full sun in a well-drained soil with a pH between 6.5 and 7.5. A well-drained soil is essential to prevent root rot. Sandy soil is ideal, but light loam soil is also good. In any case, not too heavy clay.

Care of the asparagusplant

Asparagus needs regular watering, especially during dry periods. Water deeply to ensure the roots stay well hydrated. When the plant has completely died in the autumn, the remains are cut away to the ground to prevent pests and diseases.

Asparagus beds can last for decades if properly maintained. Continue feeding the plants and maintaining good soil health.

We recommend Bio Kultura for organic potting soil, plant food and other soil improvers!

Propagation

Asparagus beds can thicken over time. You may choose to divide older plants to obtain new root cuttings. Replant the root cuttings in the desired location.

Edible

Green asparagus can be prepared in several ways, including roasting, grilling, steaming or boiling. Because they are more tender than white asparagus, they often require a shorter cooking time.

Click here for a delicious recipe from Chef Alain from Binnenstebuiten TV.

Origin of the asparagus

Asparagus is an ancient vegetable that has been cultivated for thousands of years. The origin of asparagus probably lies in the coastal areas of Europe, West Asia and North Africa. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans were familiar with asparagus and valued it for both culinary and medicinal reasons. Asparagus was considered a delicacy and believed to have medicinal properties, such as a beneficial effect on the kidneys.

Asparagus spread through Europe over time. Roman emperors were said to have grown asparagus, and this practice continued into medieval and later times.


Organic Asparagus 'Vegalim' - Skal NL-BIO-01 certified: 109459

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Characteristics

Flowering time: July - November (green plant)
Planting time:
From March
Planting depth:
10 cm underground
Planting distance: 40 cm apart
Height:
80 cm high
Flower diameter: -
Location:
Partial shade, sun
Soil PH: Loam, sandy soil - Slightly alkaline/neutral
Winter hardiness:
Extremely hardy
Propagation: Good
Origin: North-Africa
Family: Asparagaceae (asparagus family)
Colour: Green
Bee-friendly: No
Fragrant: No
Quality: 80 grams+

 

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