Starlim is a 100% male hybrid that is very suitable for growing green asparagus in warm/Mediterranean climate zones. Starlim is an early variety that starts producing asparagus quickly. It combines very high production with a high average spear weight.
Starlim will grow best in well-drained, vital soils. In multi-year research the best green asparagus results were obtained with a plant density of 25,000 to 32,000 plants per hectare and a lanting depth of 20-25 cm. The highest plant densities can be realised in plots with irrigation or drip fertigation. Starlim is a 100% male hybrid that produces good yields of uniform asparagus for many years with no risk of seedlings.
Starlim has a very high production potential, yielding spears of an excellent thickness. It is an early variety producing asparagus of a good quality with tight tips, resulting in a high percentage of asparagus of class I. More than 75% of the uniform product will be in the diameter class above 12 mm. Starlim produces visually attractive, smooth spears.
Starlim produces uniform, dark, very erect, vigorous foliage that is naturally resistant to lodging and foliage diseases and that remains green until well into autumn. These good foliage characteristics make Starlim very suitable for organic cultivation, too.