Asparagus is one of the most delicious, wholesome and appetizing vegetables. As a processed product, it is canned and frozen in large quantities.
The varieties grown locally are Mary Washington, Martha Washington, Colossal and Palmetto.
It can be grown in nearly all kinds of soil, but deep loose soil is preferred. Asparagus grows best in palces with a climate similar to baguio and its environs.
How to plant
Seeds are sown in drills 15 to 30 inches apart. The rows may be spaced 24 to 36 inches apart in a well-prepared field. Check the growth of weeds by shallow cultivation or by the use of herbicides. Transplant the seedlings grown for a year. The depth of planting varies from 6 to 14 inches, depending on the physical characteristic of the soil. Regardless of the depth of the furrows, the cronw should not be coverd over two to three inches deep at planting time. The distance between rows is four (4) to six (6) feet. The distance between plants should not be less than 18 inches. Cultivate to kill weeds. The first harvest is made at the start of the third season or after the plant has had two full growing seasons in the permanent bed.