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    Hi , I appreciate Asparagus is a long term investment so probably best not to scrimp but I've had decent plant stock and seeds from Wilko before and at 1 per crown may be worth trying a few if I knew the variety, anyone any ideas what it is, or had experience with Wilko Asparagus?

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    Yep I tried it with very poor results. However I was a novice at the time so the poor results could be down to my lack of preparation and experience etc. Having said that the flower/ferns or whatever you call it where very impressive

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    Nope, but if the roots look fleshy rather than wrinkled then I'd certainly give them a bash.
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    I brought the wilko asparagus last year. It doesn't actually have a variety name, which is disappointing.
    But it's done brilliantly. Looking forward to seeing what it does in it's second year. Especially as it's putting up spears already.
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    Thanks for the replies. I've done some Asparagus browsing since and I can get a multipack of 15 (3 different named varieties) early, mid and late for 20.50 incl P&P at Crocus which appeals more. This is an offer so worried if I wait they go back to full price but it seems early to be buying them. Will they store Ok before planting beginning of April?
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    I planted mine last Feb when they arrived. But mine are in a very large tub in the polytunnel. As asparagus isn't known for enjoying the climate in the Scottish highlands.

    They should store ok somewhere cool and dark. I'd really wait for someone else's opinion on that because I'm no expert. More of a make it up as you go !
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    Personally I would pop them into some moist, sandy soil so the roots don't dry out.
    And keep them frost free but cool so as not to encourage top growth.
    The dark might encourage them to sprout (like chitting spuds) which isn't such a good idea so early in the season.
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    For a pound a pop, I'm pretty sure I will give them a go
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