Jersey Knight Asparagus is an improved, vigorous hybrid that grows only male plants meaning more energy toward growing plants and less to maturing seeds. This heavy producer yields 3 to 4 times more tender stalks then other varieties and is highly disease resistant. Asparagus is the earliest vegetable harvested fresh from the garden each spring. It is known for its flavor and nutrition and is an excellent source of vitamin A and contains significant amounts of vitamin C, riboflavin, phosphorus and calcium. One cup of cooked fresh asparagus contains only 30 calories! ‘Jersey Knight’ is a perennial plant that comes back from the same root system each year. A productive bed of asparagus can last 15 years or longer. It needs well-drained, deep soil and plenty of sunlight. Make sure you fight the urge to harvest too much of the delectable shoots of ‘Jersey Knight’ in the first year or two in the ground…let it get established so you can harvest more in the future!