Old standard variety, good flavour, green sprouts 3-3.5cm, compactly set, fine for freezing. Short plant. 90-120 days.
Seed count: 300/g.
Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera
Developed around Brussels in 1500's. Source vitamins A and C, iron, calcium and folic acid. Harvests over 8 to 10 weeks. Prefers a near neutral soil, trim lower leaves to allow sprouts to develop. Flavour improves with frost, stores well at high humidity and low temperatures and suited to freezing. Sow summer, autumn.
Brussels Sprouts planting information:
|Plant space cm:||45-60|
|Row space cm:||100|
|Best soil temp:||7-30 °C|
|Number of seeds per gram:||225-300|
|Rate per hectare:||400g|
|Average days to maturity:||85-95|