Jersey Knight is a male-dominant hybrid asparagus variety selected for its disease tolerance to fusarium, crown rot, and rust. It is a high-yielding variety which may produce up to three times as much as the older, open-pollinated varieties.
Comparable to Jersey Giant, Knight has a more open branch structure and may be less prone to disease. Knight boasts resilience and adaptability -- tolerating heat, clay soil, and even winter better than any other Jersey hybrid (overwinters to zone 3!) It is the best of the Jersey hybrids for replanting in ground that has previously grown asparagus.
NOTE: Asparagus is a perennial vegetable bed, with 20+ years of production, if properly prepared and established. For more information on planting and care of asparagus plants, go to: www.krohneplantfarms.com/pages/growing-asparagus