University of Guelph Asparbest variety - Winner of 2015 Green Thumb Award

Posted on Thursday, September 24th, 2015

 Winner of the 2015 Green Thumb Award - Asaparbest is a variety from the UofG Asaparagus breeding program.

It's called "AsparaBest®" for a reason! This delicious asparagus outperforms any other variety currently available, especially when it comes to flavor. The predominately male plants produce little to no seed to ensure larger yields, since all the plants' energy goes into spear production and healthy root development. AsparaBest outproduces popular Jersey varieties 2 to 3 times over! Regardless of your location, this sweet, crisp variety is unmatched in Northern climates for cold tolerance, and will live and produce longer than any other variety. Since you'll have so much to harvest, be sure to try cooking the spears with an Asparagus Steamer, which will steam them to perfection in just minutes.


The Green Thumb Awards™, a program of the Direct Gardening Association*, recognizes outstanding new plants and products. Each year, companies enter their best new products with the hopes of winning this prestigious award.

Each entry is evaluated by an independent panel of garden writers and editors on its uniqueness, technological innovation, ability to solve a problem or provide a gardening opportunity, and overall appeal to gardeners.

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