Please note that our Asparagus crowns are only despatched between April and May as this is the best time to plant crowns.
All orders are despatched in one delivery. If your order contains both bare root and container grown plants then we can only despatch when all plants are ready.
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Plant spacing can be either: 1 m (40”) between rows planted 30 cm (12”) apart or 90 cm (36”) between rows planted 45 cm (18”) apart.
Selecting a site - It is essential to choose a site with uniform soil conditions and good drainage, as asparagus is a long-term crop that can last up to 20 years. Early asparagus spears can be damaged by frost so frosty sites must be avoided. Though asparagus can be grown in many soil types they have extensive root systems and therefore, for maximum development, the ideal site should be a deep dug, rich free draining soil.
Soil Preparation - It is important that the soil is totally free of perennial weeds prior to planting, as weeding will become difficult once the growth has developed. In the autumn, prior to spring planting, incorporate a good quality farmyard manure. If you are planting a large area with asparagus it is advisable to carry out pH and nutrient tests to ensure that the pH is between the ideal 6.5 and 7 (add lime if necessary) and that there is a balanced nutrient level present. For smaller areas within the ideal pH of 6.5 and 7 an annual application of a general fertiliser will be adequate. If your soil is heavy either plant in raised beds these should be a minimum 60 cm (2 ft) deep or incorporate clean sharp/horticultural sand, which will improve drainage.
Asparagus crowns are despatched between October and May but are best planted April-May. Please mark your order if you would like delivery before April.
Collection - If you would like to collect your trees then use this option. Note the collection is from the Wholesale Nursery office between Monday-Friday only. Please allow 1 working days for your order to be processed prior to collection date.
We are not a Garden Centre or retail Nursery. Orders can be placed via our website and the collection option can be selected at the checkout. Your order will then be ready for you to collect during our normal opening hours which are Monday-Friday 07.30-16.30. Our plants are grown in fields that can be 2 miles away from our office so it is not possible to just turn up and select your own trees.
Delivery Charges - The delivery charge is worked out from the weight and the size of the plant. We have several rates that apply to UK mainland addresses. The lower postal rates range from £2.80 - £5.70, will be applied to smaller orders of the lighter plants like currants, raspberries, gooseberries, blackberries, asparagus and strawberries although larger orders will go into the £10.00 rate. A higher rate of £18.00 - £32.00 will be charged for deliveries to European Countries and GY KW IV AB PH KW HS ZE IM BT DD JE PO30 PO31 PO32 PO33 PO34 PO35 PO36 PO37 PO38 PO39 PO40 PO41 Postcodes. Once you have put together your order the delivery charge will show before payment. All orders are despatched in one delivery.
To take advantage of a promotional code or gift voucher this must be entered into the redeem code box at the checkout. Discounts cannot be given once an order is completed and any codes have not been used.
Guelph Millennium (AGM)
Asparagus Crowns | Award of Garden Merit | Genus Asparagus
Guelph Millennium - continues to shine at the end of the asparagus season. This late season variety bred in Canada, is at its best in the UK during the month of June. They are All Male hybrids and is now considered the best late season cultivar. Excellent spear and head quality, with fantastic yield.
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29 Mar 15 | alice shackleton
Took delivery of a second lot of Guelph Millenium crowns and planted yesterday. Excellent condition and well organised delivery and delivery notifications.
12 Mar 15 | alice shackleton
Crowns delivered as promised and am about to plant them. Good emails re: delivery and deliveryman was polite and friendly. The crowns and two apple trees I also bought were in v good condition.
29 Nov 14 | Gwil James
The company responded positively, and on request, changed the delivery from next Spring to this Autumn. The delivery tracking was very efficient. I was also very satisfied with the quality and size of the asparagus plants.
12 Mar 14 | Susan
bought last year but as the plot was not ready kept in pots, just replanted and the root growth is incredible.
21 Feb 14 | Dawn M
Excellent crowns. I bought 5 of every variety. Planted straight away. Look forward to a productive summer.
13 Mar 13 | Mr B Brewster
Thank you for the delivery. Really excellent quality crowns.