Fortems is a 100% male hybrid and is suitable for the cultivation of white asparagus in both the moderate climate and the warmer climate, like that of Southern Europe.
Fortems thrives well on all properly drained soils. The variety is excellently suitable for black/white foil coverage or the use of advancing covering foil. In addition, Fortems is suitable for heated greenhouse and mini-tunnel cultivation. The recommended plant density for sandy soil is 5 plants per linear metre and 7 plants per linear metre for loamy soil.
During the very first harvesting year, Fortems produces the highest number of uniform asparagus with a high percentage of stems between 18 - 28 mm. Besides, Fortems increase the crop yield.
Fortems has a broad, robust and open foliage.