Used in ancient times in Mediterranean area. Three years to first edible spears from seed, best in areas with cold winters. Male seedlings which are the best croppers are the thicker ones at transplanting. Cut old fronds, fertilize and mulch each winter at which time the root crowns can be transplanted. Likes light friable soils and pH around 7.0, Sunny spot or partially shaded, use well rotted manure and heavy mulch.
Best time to plant: September - November
Plant Space: 20-35cm
Row Space: 90-120cm
Best Soil Temp: 16-30 degrees celcius
Sow after frost: Yes
Number of Days to Maturity: upto 3 years. Once established it can last upto 20 years.
Approximately 60 seeds per packet.
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