Al's Grower's Choice brings you select varieties of plants that have been chosen for their taste, hardiness and bloom. They are unique, hand picked plants and vegetables that our growers believe work best in our climate and terrains.
This week we feature the Jersey Knight Asparagus.
This perennial root and stem vegetable greets us every spring! Whether you like it fresh, steamed, or smothered in Hollandaise sauce, Asparagus is a great choice for your garden this year.
Unlike most vegetables, this perennial asparagus will provide many years of spring produce for your family. Jersey Knight is an all-male variety (male asparagus typically produces better crop yields because they don’t have to expend energy in producing flowers and fruit) that offers cold hardiness and superior disease resistance. Prepare a permanent, well drained spot in your garden for this prolific plant. After harvest, the asparagus produces fern-like foliage that lasts throughout the summer.