An outstanding variety which produces deep green spears with purple tips. Remove all weeds completely by covering ground with black plastic for 6 months or spraying with a weedkiller. Dig a trench four feet wide and 2 feet deep. Fill generously with farmyard manure/seaweed/leaves/ ….any sort of organic matter. Cover with 6 inches of good friable topsoil and plant two lines 18 inches apart. Keep it weed free . Mulch with seaweed. Harvest only on third year.