Gijnlim is a 100% male hybrid that is highly suitable for both white and green asparagus production in a temperate climate. The variety is an exceptionally early grower and combines this trait with unbeatably high productivity. Gijnlim is ideal for forced cultivation conditions. Due to its outstanding quality, this variety is rated very highly by sales channels.


Gijnlim is ideally suited to fertile sandy and clay soils. The more fertile the soil is, the longer in the season the spear thickness remains good. Extensive practical experience has shown that the best results for white asparagus cultivation are achieved with a planting density of 3-3.5 plants per linear meter. This plant density can be increased by approximately 30% if the asparagus is harvested green. Higher planting densities give a higher yield, but can lead to a more rapid decrease in spear thickness. Gijnlim appreciates irrigation if drought occurs while the foliage is developing. Thanks to its natural earliness, Gijnlim is ideally suited to extra forcing techniques, such as anti-condensation covers, mini tunnels and plastic mulch.

The plant

Gijnlim has abundant, heavy foliage but has low susceptibility to lodging. If correct measures are taken to control disease, the foliage remains sufficiently green and strong until autumn.

  • Suitable for white and green asparagus
  • The standard variety for early white asparagus
  • The standard variety for green asparagus
  • Very high yield potential
  • Perfect for forcing
  • Good quality


Gijnlim has a very high production potential and exceptionally reliable quality. The main spear size is 16-24 mm. Gijnlim has excellent tip closure, is straight and smooth and has high resistance to rust and breaking. Good post-harvest handling will prevent pink discoloration.

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