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Our Varieties

Atlas F1 
WB-215 F1
  • New virus-free seed blocks
Grande F1  Jersey Supreme F1   
  • Parent material tested for genetic purity
Apollo F1 Jersey Knight F1
  • Seed block inspected and certified   
UC 157 F1 Jersey Giant F1
  • Excellent value for well tested varieties
Purple Passion       WB-210 F1   

                                                       

                       


Bottom line: Our California and Jersey varieties offer fresh market and processing growers high quality, tried and tried, affordable hybrid asparagus seed!

Purple Passion

  • Burgundy colored, low fiber spear with creamy green interior;
  • Tightly compressed bud scales with tight, rounded tip;
  • Later spear production protects it from early frost damage;
  • Mild and sweet tasting large diameter spears; sugar content 20% greater than green spears;
  • Great addition to specialty retail markets.
Atlas F1
  • Early, vigorous, and excellent yielder; 20-50% higher yielding than UC157;
  • Medium to large green spears with slight purple at the tip and butt;
  • Used for both green and white production;
  • Tightly headed for smooth appearance,  tapering spears with cylindrical shape;
  • Maintains tight head under hot growing conditions;
  • Tolerant to fusarium, rust and cercospora foliar diseases; free of AV II.


Grande F1

  • Early and vigorous, excellent yielder early through late in the cutting season;
  • Very attractive medium-large to large diameter spears (larger  than Atlas, Apollo, and UC 157);
  • Green with little purple coloration on the bud scales, tip and butt;
  • Used for both green and white production;
  • Very tight heads for smooth appearance; cylindrical shape with slight tapering spear tips;
  • Maintains very tight head under warm to hot growing conditions;
  • High tolerance to fusarium, rust, and other foliar diseases; free of AV II.

Apollo F1
Early vigorous hybrid;
Medium to large diameter spears with slight purple at tip and butt of spear;
Spears have a cylindrical shape with slight tapering and overall smooth appearance;
Well received in the processing and freezing industries;
Attractive dark green spears with very tight heads under cool to warm growing conditions;
High tolerance to fusarium and rust; Free of AV II.

Apollo F1
  • Early vigorous hybrid;
  • Medium to large diameter spears with slight purple at tip and butt of spear;
  • Spears have a cylindrical shape with slight tapering and overall smooth appearance;
  • Well received in the fresh, processing and freezing industries;
  • Attractive dark green spears with very tight heads under cool to warm growing conditions;
  • High tolerance to fusarium and rust; Free of AV II.

UC 157 F1

  • Tried and true clonal hybrid with very early spear emergence;
  • Set standard for yield and spear quality for fresh green asparagus;
  • All green, smooth, tight-tipped, medium spear diameter;
  • Predominant cultivar in California, Peru, Mexico, and others areas with moderate to hot climatic conditions;
  • Used in both green and white production;
  • High tolerance to fusarium and moderate tolerance to rust; free of AV II.
    WB-215 F1
    • Adapted to temperate, warm, and cool climates. Early season variety.
    • Very high yield potential;
    • Medium green spear with slightly purple bracts;
    • Tight headed for smooth appearance;
    • Used for fresh market and processing;
    • High tolerance to rust, fusarium, and other foliar diseases.

    Jersey Supreme F1
    • Early season variety with very high yield potential;
    • Adapted to temperate, warm, and cool climates;
    • Used in the fresh market and processing industry;
    • Medium sized green spear with slightly purple bracts;
    • Tight spear tip even in warmer climates;
    • High tolerance to rust, fusarium, and other foliar diseases.

    Jersey Knight F1
    • Mid-season variety adapted to temperate and warm climates;
    • High yield potential for primarily fresh market production;
    • Medium to large green spear with slightly purple bracts;
    • Very tight head in warm climates;
    • Very tolerant to rust, fusarium, and other foliar diseases.

    Jersey Giant F1
    • Early season variety;
    • Adapted to temperate and cool climates;
    • Very high yield potential for fresh market and processing industry;
    • Medium to large green spear with slightly purple bracts;
    • Tolerant to rust, fusarium, and other foliar diseases.

    WB-210 F1
    • Early to mid season variety;
    • Adapted to temperate and cool climates;
    • Very high yield potential for fresh market and processing production;
    • Medium to large green spear with slightly purple bracts;
    • Very tolerant to rust, fusarium, cercospora, and other foliar diseases.