Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera
Developed around Brussels in the 1500's. Kids have been complaining ever since.
A good source of vitamins A and C, iron, calcium and folic acid.
Harvest continues over 8 to 10 weeks.
'Long Island Improved' is an old standard variety with good flavour and green sprouts 3-3.5cm. Sprouts are compactly set on a short plant.
Brussels Sprouts store well at high humidity and low temperatures and are suited to freezing.
Brussels Sprouts - Long Island improved
Brussels Sprouts prefer a near neutral soil.
Trim lower leaves to allow sprouts to develop.
Flavour improves with frost.
Full sun in rich well drained soil.
Keep well watered for full sprouts.