witte asperge

Grolim

Grolim
Earliness:
4
Productivity:
4
Closed tip
3
Stem thickness
5
Stem quality:
4
Uniformity:
3
Grolim is a 100% male hybrid, suitable for cultivation of white asparagus in temperate climate zones and climates similar to South Europe. Grolim is ideal as a “high yield variety”. Its exceptionally high spear weight contributes significantly towards reducing labour costs. This early variety gives above average production.
 
Characteristics
  • The ideal variety for bumper harvests
  • Extremely high yield potential
  • Suitable for high planting densities
  • Reliable quality
  • Also suitable for forcing
Cultivation
Grolim grows best on fertile, well-drained soils. Good results can be achieved on both sandy and clay soils. Fields with a high ground water level or land susceptible to flooding are less suitable. Grolim performs optimally under warm and fertile conditions, giving high quality and high yield. Grolim is ideally for use with black and white plastic mulch or sheeting used to force early production. Extensive practical experience has shown that the best results can be achieved with a planting density of 4.5 – 6 plants per linear metre. With Grolim, high planting densities do not usually result in thin stems, in general the grades will increase in uniformity and the yield will improve in quality and quantity. The recommended planting depth is 18 – 20 cm.
 
Product
More than 80% of production has a spear diameter over 16 mm. Grolim shows hardly any pink discolouration, cracked or bent spears and has a well-closed tip if the plastic mulch is managed correctly.
 
The plant
The open, upright plant structure means diseases stand little chance. These qualities also make Grolim ideal for organic cultivation methods.