A French heirloom that is early and hardy. It has straight dark green spears with a tender purple tip and excellent flavour. Argenteuil tends to be earlier than other asparagus varieties. The French traditionally have used blanched this variety to create a ‘white’ asparagus. Good yields produced over 2-3 months. A perennial vegetable living for 15-20 years, so plenty of years production. 30 seeds.