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BRUSSELS-SPROUT (SALE)

BRUSSELS-SPROUT (SALE)

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Seeds Per Pack: 700

Brassica oleracea
BRUSSELS-SPROUT (SALE) is an heirloom dating back to the 1800s and the main commercial variety used until the introduction of hybrid types. Yields amazing amounts of sweet, oval-shaped, medium-sized dark green sprouts. Compact & produces over a long period. Is the most common & widely adapted open pollinated sprout variety for the vegetable garden! 80 to 115 days.  Frost can improve the flavor.

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How to Grow Brussels Sprout

  1. Brussels sprouts prefer cool weather and should be planted in early spring or late summer.
  2. Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before planting outdoors.  They need full sun and well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter.  Avoid planting them in areas where brassicas have been grown in the past to reduce the risk of disease
  3. Plant seedlings or transplants 18-24 inches apart, with rows spaced 2-3 feet apart.
  4. Water regularly, keeping the soil moist but not waterlogged especially during hot, dry spells.
  5. Fertilise every 3-4 weeks with a balanced fertiliser high in nitrogen as Brussels Sprouts are heavy feeders.
  6. Brussels sprouts can grow quite tall and heavy, so provide support with stakes or cages to prevent them from toppling over.
  7. Mulch around the base of the plants to retain moisture and suppress weeds.
  8. Monitor for pests such as aphids, cabbage worms, and slugs, and treat with appropriate insecticides if necessary.
  9. Harvest sprouts when they are firm and 1-2 inches in diameter, starting from the bottom of the plant and working upwards.  Don’t wait too long to harvest, as the flavour can become bitter if they get too big.

Consider timing: Brussels sprouts are cool-season crops that do best in temperatures between 15-21°C (59-70°F). Plant them in early spring or late summer for best results.

Be on the look out for pests (Aphids, Cabbage Worm, Slugs) and diseases (black rot, clubroot, and downy mildew). Treat organically when ever possible.

Heritage of Brussels Sprout

Brussels sprouts are believed to have originated in ancient Rome and were cultivated in Belgium as early as the 16th century. The modern Brussels sprout is thought to have been developed in the late 1700s near Brussels, Belgium. It was first introduced to the United States in the 1800s and has since become a popular vegetable in many parts of the world.

Scoville Heat Units (SHU)

Plant Height (cm)

60 - 100

Season of Interest

Cool Season

Temperature Range (°C)

15 - 21

Determine / Indeterminate

Annual / Perennial / Biennial

Bienial

Frost Hardy / Tender

Hardy

Full Sun / Part Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings

Raise indoor before planting outside

Soil

Well Drained, Fertile Soil

pH

6.0 - 7.5

Soil Temperature (°C)

7 - 30

Seed Preparation

Soak seeds in water for 12-24 hours

Sowing Depth (mm)

0.6 - 1.3

Plant Spacing (cm)

45 - 60

Row spacing (cm)

60 - 90

Watering

Consistent moisture, do not let soil dry out

Germination Time (Days)

5 - 10

Harvest Time (Days)

90 - 180

Good Companion Plants

Beets, Carrots, Dill, Sage, Chamomile, Thyme, Rosemary

Bad Companion Plants

Tomatoes, Strawberries, Pole beans, Mustard greens, Broccoli,

Pests

Aphids, Cabbage Worms (such as the imported cabbage worm and cabbage looper), Flea Beetles, Cabbage Root Maggots, Diamondback Moths

Diseases

Black rot, Clubroot, Downy mildew, White rust, Alternaria leaf spot

More About Us

ABSeeds is an Australian owned business trading under the umbrella of Direct Compost Solutions which is owned and managed by Victoria Brun.

We as a company endeavor to provide to the public, Organic, Old Fashioned, Heritage, and Open-pollinated seeds that have not been genetically modified.

We purchased the business in November 2018 and renamed it to ABSeeds (All ‘Bout Seeds) to make the title shorter and represent what we hope to achieve with this business in the years ahead.

Seeds that we can’t grow ourselves we will acquire from people who grow for us, or we may purchase seeds from reputable heritage seed companies.

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