Brussel Sprout Seeds
Brussels sprouts, is a hardy, slow-growing,
long-season vegetable belonging to the cabbage family. In the
proper season of the year, it can be grown with fair success in
most areas of the country. In mild areas, or where there is
deep snow cover, the sprouts may overwinter.
The "sprouts" (small heads that resemble miniature cabbages)
are produced in the leaf axils, starting at the base of the
stem and working upward. Sprouts improve in quality and grow
best during cool or even lightly frosty weather. Brussels
sprouts require a long growing period, though newer hybrids
have greatly reduced this requirement. In all but the most
northern states, summers are usually too warm for completely
satisfactory production from spring plantings. Plants set out
in late spring to early summer grow satisfactorily and mature
high-quality sprouts when the fall weather begins to cool.
Plant Brussels Sprouts seed outdoors as soon as ground
can be worked. For earlier crop start seed indoors 5-7 weeks
before last frost and set out after last frost. Plant seed in
rows 3 feet apart spacing seed 2 inches apart in row. Cover
with 1/2 inch fine soil.
Informative articles found on the
Crusted Brussels Sprouts Recipe
to grow Brussels Sprouts
W150 Long Island Improved
Heirloom. 95 days. A semi-upright, compact, 2’ tall plant
with dark green, tight 1 1/2” heads. A lot of firm
sprouts are produced over an extended season. Good for
3264 Jade Cross
F1, firm, dark green, long stemmed, 75 days.
Novel purplish red sprout, retains color cooked, small head, mild nutty sweet flavor, 90 days.
TRN207 Red Ball
Purple, 1", sprouts deepen color after cold weather, 80 days.
2" round mid green sprouts, strong stalks, numerous heads, 90 days.