asparagus 'Guelph Millennium'

asparagus Guelph Millennium

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5 crowns £9.00
available to order from summer
10 crowns £18.00 £16.00
20 crowns £36.00 £25.00
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Buy asparagus 'Guelph Millennium' asparagus Guelph Millennium: Bumper crops late in the season

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moderately-fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Other features: asparagus spears are delicious lightly steamed and served with melted butter; suitable for freezing; disease-resistant variety; asparagus should be allowed to establish into a strong plant before harvesting
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This all male asparagus variety is very vigorous and it is a consistent top performer producing heavy yields. Growers have reported out-yielding Backlim by up to 20%!

  • Garden care: Your asparagus will arrive as bare-root crowns and should be unpacked and planted as soon as possible. Traditionally Asparagus are planted in spring, but the crowns can be planted at any point from autumn to spring. They need a sunny spot, shelter from strong winds and well-prepared soil that ideally has had lots of manure or compost added in the previous autumn. Good drainage is important too, so if your soil is heavy and wet, it would be advisable to grow them in a raised bed.

    Prepare the bed well (ideally well before planting) by removing all the weeds and digging in lots of well-rotted manure or composted organic matter. When planting, dig a trench approximately 30cm wide and 20cm deep and work a little more organic matter into the base of the trench. Using the excavated soil, create a 10cm tall, arched ridge down the length of the trench and sit the crowns on top. Allow 30-45cm between each plant. Spread the roots out to form a star-shape and cover them with the remaining soil, leaving the tops of the crowns just visible. Subsequent rows should be at 45cm intervals with staggered planting. Immediately after planting, water thoroughly and mulch with a generous layer of composted organic matter. During the growing season keep them well fed with a dressing of general purpose fertiliser and make sure the bed stays free of weeds. The first spears will appear soon after planting, but it is important that these are not cut, but allowed to develop into feathery stems throughout the summer. These can be cut back to just above ground level after they have started to die back in autumn. Before the new spears appear in subsequent years, make a ridge of soil over each row and apply a dressing of general purpose fertiliser. If you can, try to resist harvesting the spears, which appear in the second year too, as the plant should be left to develop a robust crownbefore you begin cutting the spears in their third year.

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First try, mixed result.


Planted in my allotment and tried to do the job to perfection, but it was a funny old year with very wet, then very dry conditions. The result was disappointing, those that grew have done well, ( about 50% ). Some may come back next spring, we shall see, but it was down to my ineptitude not the product.




Strong beginning


The Beast from the East did for our previous crowns, so these were replacements. The "take" rate was high in what was a difficult summer through the high temperatures. We have not taken any of the crop since they are only in their first summer, but there were many strong, purple heads that showed, se we are looking forward to at least one tasting in this, their second season.




Very good crowns


I initially had issues with the first crowns I received. The second lot were good and blossomed well through the year. Looking forward to watching them grow this year and perhaps get a few spears.




Very happy


Very happy with all thebare root asparagus I purchased. That was over two years ago and I have already started to harvest them and they are delicious. Very stronnand healthy roots, no problems with pests. Over all very happy!






Was replacing my old asparagus and went for this one.



I would recommend this product


We now have an established bed of thriving asparagus plants which we hope to start harvesting next year. They were planted in a new bed following Monty Dons guidance- a base of sand 30 cm below ground level , compost on top, a ridge 14 cm created down the centre;the apparatus crowns draped over the ridge as soon as they were delivered and then covered flush to ground level.





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