- Tolerant to drought and Fusarium wilt this variety will produce large yields of dark green spears with compact heads that are larger than Mary Washington Asparagus after 3 years.
2-3 years, perennial.Non-GMO, open pollinated. The UC 72 Asparagus variety was created to be tolerant to drought and Fusarium Wilt. Plants produce large yields after being in the ground for 2-3 years, and will continue to produce for up to 15 more years. Spears are dark green with compact heads, and tend to be larger than Mary Washington Asparagus. This is a great choice for market growers and home gardens alike. This variety is more heat and drought tolerant than many other varieties.