Brussels Sprouts Long Island Improved HEIRLOOM Seeds

Brussels Sprouts Long Island Improved HEIRLOOM Seeds

Brassica oleracea (Gemmifera group)

Item #0208

85-110 days. Forget what you thought about Brussels sprouts as a child. Store-bought sprouts just can't compare to those picked fresh from the garden. Each little sprout is firm and full of wonderful flavor. Try them roasted with other vegetables, a hearty meat or sausage. You can even leave them in the garden into the winter. Frost actually improves the flavor and the plants resemble little palm trees for a unique look when dusted with snow.

This packet sows six 10-foot rows.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
a group of 4 seeds every 22"

Row Spacing:

When 2" tall,
thin to 1
every 22"

When to sow outside: 3 to 4 months before average first fall frost.

When to start inside: 4 to 6 weeks before transplanting outside. Plant in the garden about 12 weeks before average first fall frost so sprouts mature in cool weather. In mild climates sow in fall for harvest in late winter and early spring.

Harvesting: Brussels sprouts mature from the bottom of the plant to the top. Buds should be picked when they are firm and about the size of a large cherry, between 3/4" and 1" in size. Break off the leaf just below and snap or cut off the sprout. They can be left in the garden through light frost which actually improves the flavor.

Artist: Carol Till

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