Leading asparagus growers and nurseries are well aware of the long-term investment required in the crop. With this in mind, it is essential to start your plantations with the best quality seeds and varietal choice.
Pacific Challenger 2 is a high performance asparagus cultivar for use in temperate regions. It has tolerance to the Phytophthora soil-tame disease, a very real problem in asparagus growing. If you have issues with Phytophthora, you should be considering to plant Pacific Challenger 2.
Pacific Challenger 2 is a mid-season asparagus hybrid that is at its best in temperate and cool growing environments
It has tested tolerance to Phytophthora, making it a good candidate variety for testing conditions
The tip closure of the spears is excellent and the cultivar is suitable for all the main asparagus market types
The seed of Pacific Challenger 2 is free of the key asparagus viruses that can dramatically affect yields
The recommended density is 35000 plants per hectare at a depth of 15-20cm to give optimum results
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