Influence of crown orientatation at planting time on Asparagus
F. D. Souther, University of California
F. H. Takatori, University of California
J. I. Stillman, University of California
California Agriculture 28(2):8-9. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v028n02p8.
Asparagus crowns were found to grow upward as new buds were formed above the older crowns. All crowns survived during the duration of this experiment] but those crowns planted upside-down yielded significantly less in both weight and number of spears than those planted upright (normal), sideways, or with roots folded under.