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Description

Huge crops! This productive variety will give you impressive yields each and every year. Its extra-large, uniform, tender spears are good for fresh eating, cooking or making salads. Emerges as spears for harvest at desired thickness. Spears mature into feathery soft, fern-like foliage. Cold-hardy and heat-tolerant. Harvest from early April through mid-May. Mostly all-male plants. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Yellow
Fruit Color Green
Fruit Size Large - Extra Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Early April To Mid May
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.5 - 7.0
Taste Good Flavor
Texture Crisp, Crunchy
Years to Bear 3
Zone Range 3 - 10

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 3 - 10
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 3 - 4' tall x 12 - 24" wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 12 - 24" apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Related Assortments

This item is also available in this money saving assortment.

We bundle many of our popular products in assortments with other items that compliment each other. Plus, when you purchase an assortment, you save money compared to buying each item individually!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow asparagus plants in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
My elderly mom wanted to try and grow them. She loves having them for dinner
KONGTHONG M on Oct 20, 2016
Fantastic edibles and delicate foliage
Aaron J on Jun 18, 2016
My elderly mom wanted to try and grow them. She loves having them for dinner
KONGTHONG M on Oct 20, 2016
Heavy yield
Eldon B on Oct 5, 2016
Fantastic edibles and delicate foliage
Aaron J on Jun 18, 2016
Highly recommended by an asparagus grower.
JUANITA S on Jun 11, 2016
My husband's 50th birthday gift and he loves fresh asparagus
Susie A on Jun 7, 2016
asparagus is one of the few things that seems to grow well in our yard despite our best efforts!
MARK H on Jun 5, 2016
Many excellent recommendations from others. Sure hope they're right!
P R on May 29, 2016
I like the idea of all male stocks. High production and a repeat crop every year.
Guy W P on May 27, 2016
It's what we already have, and we love it!
Mary Sue L on May 24, 2016
I want more asparagus growing than the 6 I have currently. Hopefully get enough harvest with these to feed the family
Anna S on May 17, 2016
We love asparagus and Stark Brothers has what we need for quality.
JOHN S on May 12, 2016
Have had this variety in my garden for 25 years
Bryon W on May 11, 2016
Good luck in the past, good product
RONALD M on Apr 30, 2016
Wife thought it looked good
Jeffrey M on Apr 28, 2016
Popular cultivar for home gardening, reliable grower, disease resistant.
Perry C on Apr 21, 2016
A friend of mine has been growing this for awhile and told us how good it is.
Elise S on Apr 21, 2016
Have some of these already and like them
Anthony M on Apr 12, 2016
purchased this before but didn't keep up with it enough to see a harvest... hoping for better luck this time!
kristine k on Apr 11, 2016
Friends suggestion.
Charles V on Apr 3, 2016
Replace plants I have that are 20 yrs old
Donna V on Mar 21, 2016
Want to try growing then harvesting asparagus
Ivan V on Mar 16, 2016
We want to start an asparagus patch, and this variety is well-proven.
Elizabeth K on Mar 15, 2016
I don't know what a Jersey Knight is but you had me at "Giant Asparagus".
Charles A on Mar 11, 2016
Heavy yield
Eldon B on Oct 5, 2016
Highly recommended by an asparagus grower.
JUANITA S on Jun 11, 2016
What is the one gallon start for 1799 what does it include?
Stormvet1st on May 19, 2016
When can asparagus sets be planted ?
Alexander W on May 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We plant in the spring and don't start harvesting for a couple of years. Only cut until the end of June, then let grow for until the next spring.
Is this similar to Miller's Super Male variety?
Brian S on Apr 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Similar in that they're primarily male asparagus plants (the most productive). Jersey Knight is a highly productive variety selected for its large spear size.
How deep should a raised bed be that would support asparagus?
Willie S on Apr 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My bed is about 6 inches deep, but built up with planting soil & horse manure. Also, I have pine trees, so I cut the plants in the fall to about 2" above ground & covered them with pine needles
Will Asparagus prouduse the first year?
Richard N on Feb 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will spout but since it is the first season the asparagus is very thin, like linguini.
It is not worth eating and you shouldn't. Be patient a wait at least 3 years. Sorry.
Is there any asparagus variety that can be harvested before 3 years?
Shirley K on Mar 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, however if your plants look good in 2 years you could start to harvest them.
How many spears, or pounds, will 1 (one) asparagus plant provide at harvest?
finernfrogfur on Dec 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question! Jersey Knight is a prolific producer and will give you nearly a pound per plant. Don't pick any spears the first year and be sure not to trim off the ferns; that's how the plant makes food for next year.

Customer Reviews

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I ordered these crowns 2 years ago & this is my first year that I could eat these tender asparagus. I am getting an abundance from 12 crowns. They are very sweet to eat right out of the ground. I can't wait till next year because they are growing by leaps & bounds. This is awesome asparagus, the only problem is waiting 2 years to eat it, but it's worth the wait. Follow planting & fertilizing directions & you won't be sorry!
May 9, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Easy to grow, and delicious
I have been growing Jersey Knight asparagus for several years. I have not grown other varieties, I chose this one as we live in the mountains of Idaho and have heavy soil, and J.K. is said to be cold-hardy and tolerant of clay soil. The spears are big, and some of them are rather short compared to commercially sold spears. Some are quite long though. The flavor of fresh-picked home grown asparagus is far, far superior, so sweet and tender! I get a large pot of water to boiling, then drop in the asparagus and put on the lid. I turn off the burner and leave the pot on the hot burner, 4 minutes for large spears, 3 for medium-sized ones. This cooking method is gentle, and works great for broccoli too.
May 6, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Jersey Knight Giant Asparagus
Planted immediately, started growing within a month.
March 11, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
First year wow
We got the asparagus plants last year . Even only being one year in the ground we were able to have about three weeks worth of pickings . WOW! Can't wait till next year .
May 20, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Asparagus
I enjoy asparagus very much and I am still waiting for a more mature crop. I know it takes a couple of years. I fertilize regular with an organic substance and can hardly wait for a bountiful harvest.
May 18, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
2nd year (planted last year spring)
Too soon to harvest, next year I guess, but, oh boy do they look good! Beautiful tall spears. No no-shows. I'm not the best technical gardener though I did do my best to follow recommended prep. I also interplanted garlic as one site suggested to act as a natural critter deterrent (garlic looks good too!)
May 24, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
2nd year
so far, so good. this is the second year and everything is looking good. the plants have grown and seeded and i am leting them go to seed as they tell you to do. they have gotten to be almost four feet tall and i am having to stake them up from the wind.
May 13, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Jersey Knight Giant Asparagus
Awesome asparagus, really prolific. We would order this again.
August 3, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Easy to grow and ready quick
I planted the roots last year about mid May. I am already getting a few spears that are ready to pick. Fast and easy to grow!
May 23, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
big healthy plants
I ordered and planted mine last summer. Had to move them early this spring but it hasn't seemed to slow them down at all. The plants are large and healthy, and I'm planning to harvest lightly next spring.
June 23, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
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