Lambley Gardens & Nursery, 395 Lesters Road,  Ascot,  Victoria 3364
Phone +61 (03) 5343 4303,  Fax +61 (03) 5343 4257

Asparagus ‘UC157’ F1 (Asparagus officinalis)

Asparagus ‘UC157’ F1 (Asparagus officinalis)

Bred in California for growing in hot climates ‘UC157’ is best both for commercial plantings and home gardeners. Or direct sow seeds 1cm deep and 2cm apart in a drill after the danger of frost is over. Transplant the following winter into permanent beds.


When to sow: Mid-spring to early summer

Where to sow: Sow one seed per 5cm pot

Depth to sow: 1cm

Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.

Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add lime if soil is too acid. Spacing: 30cm between plants and 90cm between rows.


Directions: Plant resulting seedlings into a well prepared bed as asparagus can remain in the same spot for 30 years. Harvesting can begin in the second year from transplant. 10 plants will keep a kitchen supplied with spears from September until Christmas.