F1 ASPARAGUS SEEDS
LLAHUEN GROUP as a family company leading the strawberries plants production for more than 45 years in the Chilean market, that nowadays diversified our agricultural production, expanding to asparagus seeds production under the name of LLAHUEN SEEDS. Our company produce F1 hybrid seeds developed under the breeding program of the University of California Riverside, being the only authorized company to multiply asparagus seeds outside the state of California. We work under strict protocols of production, to deliver an exceptional product to our customers.
Within the green asparagus varieties that are used in California and warmer areas in Mexico and Peru stand out DePaoli (UC 115), UC 157 and Espada, considering bigger percentage of exportable production in DePaoli comparing with UC 157 for fresh market.
UC 115 F1/ DEPAOLI
UC 115 (DePaoli), was developed under the breeding program of the University of California Riverside. It is a high performance variety for fresh market, with a high productivity, early harvest, with more percentage of exportable material. DePaoli is an hybrid recommended for early production in warmer climates. The apexes remain closed until the spear get the maximum elongation and weigh, offering great quality for the final product.
UC 157 - F1
UC 157 is one of the oldest varieties developed under the breeding program of the University of California Riverside and one of the most planted within warm climates. The variety show excellent conditions for fresh production in warm areas, having a bit later harvest than UC 115 (DePaoli) but maintains the spears well closed until the harvest, getting average diameters of 16 mm with a high exportable material .
ESPADA shows excellent conditions to be grow in warm climates. The spears remains well closed even with high temperatures. The variety produce relatively earlier comparing with UC 157. ESPADA shows excellent conditions during the harvest, with bigger percentage within the total of exportable material, with an average spear weight of 23 gr.