About A-grade Asparagus
Having been the major supplier of asparagus crowns to the UK's commercial growers for over a decade, we have decided to extend availability to gardeners both large and small. Our crowns are grown by a family company - Teboza BV - situated near Helden in Southern Holland where they have been growers of asparagus for some 50 years producing some 2 million kilos per year. Teboza have been the major supplier of crowns to the UK for the past 15 years and supply much of Europe and many countries in the rest of the world. In 2003 the company won the top Dutch Horticultural Company award.
We are offering the two most proven and reliable varieties as sold to our commercial growers - Gynlim - the most reliable, proven early variety and Tallems - a new maincrop variety. Our A grade size crowns are fully certified and grown on virgin soil each year to minimise the risk of soil-borne diseases.
The UK climate is ideal for growing the best tasting asparagus due to its relatively slow growth compared to the imported product.We distribute the crowns from our Norfolk farm in late March and throughout April. Planting should be completed by the end of April if practical, but it is more important to plant into well-prepared ground when the soil is warm and moist as they are going to be in the ground for a long time. Crowns can be kept moist in the dark, at 5 degrees C or less until an ideal planting time.
So whether you are a smallholder, an allotment grower, a vegetable gardener or simply into the Good Life, A Grade Asparagus will supply you with many years of the healthiest top-quality crop.