UC 157 F1

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UC 157 was developed by Frank Takatori and Frank Southers at the University of California at Riverside in 1978.  Many new varieties have been developed and tried since then but after 23 years on the market, UC 157 is still the most widely planted fresh market asparagus variety in the world.

With UC 157 F1, the grower produces early spears that are all-green with tight, tapering heads.  The lack of purplish coloring in UC 157 helps to distinguish it from other varieties.  Many markets will not accept asparagus with the purplish pigmentation.

Harvest temperatures that exceed 80 degrees F (27 degrees C) will cause other varieties to produce open or loose heads.  But with UC 157 F1, the spears maintain a nice, tight head.

UC 157 is tolerant of Rust (Puccinia asparagi) and highly tolerant of Fusarium (Fusarium oxysporum).  Seed produced by Cutter Asparagus is tested to be free of Asparagus Latent Virus 2.

F2 (open pollinated seed) of UC 157 asparagus is not true to type, and the resulting plants will exhibit variability.  This results in a lower quality product as well as a shorter-lived field due to the break down in tolerance to Fusarium.



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