Jersey Knight is a male-dominant hybrid asparagus variety selected for its disease tolerance to fusarium, crown rot, and rust. It is a high-yielding variety which may produce up to three times as much as the older, open-pollinated varieties.
Jersey Knight boasts resilience and adaptability -- tolerating heat, and even so-so soil.
It is the best of the Jersey hybrids for replanting in ground that has previously grown asparagus.
NOTE: Asparagus is a perennial vegetable bed, with 20+ years of production, if properly prepared and established.
Reference University of Missouri Extension site for growing instructions: