UC157 Asparagus Seed is the most popular asparagus world wide due to its excellent production and disease resistance to both Rust (Puccinia asparagi) and Fusarium (Fusarium oxysporum). UC157 produces an early crop of tender, crisp, light green spears from spring through summer. Both heat and cold tolerant, this perennial variety only requires planting once to enjoy the harvest year after year. This variety is dependable and true to form in terms of production quality so it is a ready favorite of the fresh market grower, home gardener and commercial grower alike. 730 days to full maturity, however you can expect light harvest in year 2 and full harvest from multiple shoots per plant in year 3. Packet: 30 seeds.