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Brussels Sprouts - Long Island Improved
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Brussels Sprouts are the hardiest of the cabbage family, perfect for our high latitude climate. This heirloom variety, originating in the 1890’s, grows to 20 inches tall and bears a heavy crop of firm flavorful sprouts over 1 inch across.
Start seeds indoors about 5 months before first frost, or direct sow outside 4 months before first frost. Plant seeds 1/4” deep, and thin to about 18” apart. Start harvesting after first good frost for enhanced flavor and tenderness.
cold-hardy plants that can be harvested into winter; mark plants with stakes so you can find them in the snow!
trimming plant top at full height helps firmer heads form
harvest from the bottom of stem & not all at once
companion planting aromatic herbs (lemon balm, sage, oregano, borage, hyssop, dill, rosemary) and/or high blossom flowers like tall marigolds and calendulas near or among brassicas helps keep pests away; or make our cabbage moth decoy (details on our blog) l
cross-pollinates readily with cabbages, broccolis, brussels sprouts, cauliflowers, kohlrabis, kales, collards, and other Brassica oleracea cultivars; recommend saving seed from only one variety at a time
Seed Count: 100
Plant Cycle: Annual
Days to Germinate: 5-10
Days to Harvest: 110
Seed Source: Safe Seed Pledge
Planting Seasons: Spring and Fall
Cold Hardy: Yes
Seed Saving Level: Advanced
Seed Storage : About 3-5+ years, when properly stored (cool, dry, dark)
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