Maralim is a variety that performs best on well-drained sandy soils. Years of practical
experience, in Northwestern Europe, have shown that Maralim performs best at planting
densities of 5 plants per linear metre. The recommended planting depth under normal
conditions is 15 - 25 cm; planting any deeper means harvesting will start later.
Suffi cient irrigation ensures that Maralim delivers the best quality and highest yields.
Maralim produces a typical white, straight asparagus. The variety produces asparagus
with the best tip closure in its segment and high resistance to breakage, hollowing, pink
discoloration, or rust. Most of the grading is in the class 20 - 28 mm. Consumers rate
Maralim as very fl avoursome. The perfect tip closure allows harvesting rhythms to be
adjusted, without compromising on quality. The high yield and good grading translate
into more Class 1 kilos, resulting in a higher yield per hectare.
The foliage of Maralim is compact and 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.