Backlim is a 100% male hybrid for white asparagus production in a temperate climate. This variety is also extremely suitable for harvesting in the second half of the season. Combined with the harvest of early varieties, such as Avalim and Gijnlim, Backlim can have a long, regular harvest season. Backlim has evolved into the standard variety in heated growing systems. Backlim gives reliable yields and quality, both in covered and open cultivation methods.
Backlim is a variety that performs well in all types of well-drained soils. Years of practical experience have shown that Backlim performs best with a planting density of 3.5-4.5 plants per linear meter. The recommended planting depth under normal conditions is 18-22 cm; planting any deeper means harvesting will start later. Backlim has also proven to give good production on soils previously used for asparagus growing, and is therefore the standard choice of variety for replantation in Northwestern Europe.
Backlim has compact foliage that is not susceptible to lodging. Despite the fact that the foliage dies off naturally early in the autumn, a good store of reserves is built up for the plant.
Backlim produces fine, straight spears. The quality increases as the plant ages. Backlim produces asparagus with a firmly closed tip and high resistance to breaking, hollowness, pink discoloration and rust. More than 50% of the production is class 20-28 mm. Consumers rate Backlim as a variety with exceedingly good flavour properties.
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