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Backlim F1, Asparagus

• Suitable for white and green
• Strong quality and production
• Excellent follow up to forced cultivation
• A good choice for replanting
• Recommended plant density: 4-5 plants per metre

Backlim is a 100% male hybrid and highly suitable for production of white asparagus in a high climate. Backlim also performs well in green asparagus production. This variety is also extremely good for harvesting in the 2nd half of the season, combined with the harvest of an early variety such as Gijnlim. Backlim gives reliable yields and quality, both in greenhouses and when field grown - Backlim also grows well under plastic sheeting.

Backlim is suitable for all types of well-drained soils, and performs best with a planting density of 4 to 5 plants per metre. The recommended planting depth under normal conditions is 18 to 22cm, planting any deeper means harvesting will start later. 

Backlim produces fine, straight stems with a firm tip and high resistance to hollowness, pink discolouration and rust. The quality increases as the plant ages. Backlims compact foliage, despite dying off naturally early in the autumn, ensures that a good store of reserves is built up for the plant.

NAKT Select Plant Certified - 1 Year Old Crowns

A Grade Crowns: £655 per thousand (available from early April) 
B Grade Crowns: £455 per thousand (available from early April)
Potting Grade: £286 per thousand (available from early April)

Additional charges may apply, please see the Cold Store Charges tab for more information.

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How To Grow – Crowns are best grown in an open, sunny site, but will tolerate some shade - full sun produces more vigorous plants and helps minimise disease. Any soil type is fine as long as it is free draining, remove any weeds and add plenty of aged manure or compost. When planting asparagus, choose fresh ground to avoid any build-up of pests – don’t replant an old asparagus bed with new asparagus. Space the crowns 30-45cm apart and spread the roots out evenly, but handle with care as they can easily break.

More Information – Crowns are available at the beginning of April. Potted plants are available from our nursery all year round. The prices listed are for quantities per thousand, if you wish to place a smaller order please get in contact with a member of the team.

Delivery – Please let us know when you are ready – we will not send plants without prior notice from you. Orders are despatched by parcel courier or pallet network depending on the size, weight and dimensions. Unfortunately, at this moment in time we are only able to deliver plants to UK based addresses, however if you would like to discuss the option of an export, please send an email to liam@rwwalpole.co.uk.

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