MOST WIDELY PLANTED FRESH MARKET ASPARAGUS VARIETY IN THE WORLD! It was developed at the University of California at Riverside in 1978. It is the 2nd generation hybrid produced from the original UC 157. Shows earliness in production, multispear initiation (3-5 at a time), uniformity in color & size, and heavier yields than other commercial varieties. 3-4' tall. Light cuttings in 2 years. Excellent choice for market growers, home gardens and commercial production.
Created from a controlled method of pollination in which the pollen of two different species or varieties is crossed by human intervention. Typical F1 varieties are deliberately created to breed a desired trait. Gardeners who use hybrid plant varieties usually purchase new seed every year, however, over several years the seed could eventually be used for open pollination
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.