Asparagus Connovers Colossal
Asparagus Connovers Colossal is an 1873 heirloom with superb flavour. Grows to 150cm with thick green spears and a purplish tip. Takes up to 3 years before harvests begin but you will be in full supply for over 20 years. Steve Solomon says you are much better starting from seed cost wise. Read his blurb on how to get going from his book, Gardening South of Australia.
Sow – October to December (cool climate). Soak seeds overnight first.
Spacing – 20 to 30cm. rows 90cm – 1m