The Asparagus Precoce d'Argenteuil is a French heirloom from 1860 created by Louis Lhérault and appreciated by gourmets. It is a perennial plant up to 1.2 m tall, whose shoots are eaten 2 to 3 years after sowing. This variety is the traditional variety recommended for the production of white asparagus and is characterized by its purple or pink tips, great taste, earliness, vigorousness, and good productivity.
Scientific Name: Asparagus officinalis
Plant Life Cycle: Perennial
Optimal Germination Temperature: 12C-18C
Germination time in days: 10 to 15 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 2 to 3 years
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil requirement: Rich, sandy and loose soil
Sowing and cultivation: Sow from March to June after all risks of frost has passed, in furrows separated by about 30 cm, every 5 cm. Cover with about 1 cm of potting soil. Lighten to 10 cm.