Avalim F1 is a 100% male hybrid and highly suitable for production of white and green asparagus in a temperate climate. Avalim combines very early production with good spear thickness and quality. Avalim is very suitable for forced early cultivation.
Avalim grows best on fertile, well-drained soils. Our own extensive research has shown that the best results for white asparagus are achieved with a planting density of 3 - 4 plants per m1 with a planting depth of 18 - 20 cm. This plant density can be increased by approximately 30% if the asparagus is harvested green. Thanks to its natural earliness, Avalim is ideally suited to extra forcing techniques, such as thermal sheeting and mini tunnels. Avalim performs well under various types of sheeting and plastic.
Avalim has a good production potential, excellent quality and stems of a good thickness. It has creamy white stems, a very good closed tip and little or no susceptibility to hollow stems and rust. Three quarters of production is in grade 18 - 28 mm. Avalim has a particularly good flavour.
Avalim's very uniform foliage is dark green, erect and vigorous. The foliage is naturally resistant to foliage diseases and stays green until late in the autumn. These good foliage traits also make Avalim ideal for organic cultivation methods.