organic asparagus

Organic Asparagus: Yield way above conventional

Organic NZ Magazine: May/June 2005
Author: Annie Wilson

On the much lauded Heritage Farms, just out of Cambridge, manager Richard Prew has had a surprisingly large and successful crop of asparagus. It was enough to draw commercial grower Annie Wilson to check things out.

The Waikato is the main asparagus growing area in the North Island, chiefly because it has areas of flat, fertile, well drained sandy loam – soil suited to the needs of asparagus, which is a long-lived perennial and likes good fertilisation.

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