This compact plant, about 20 inches tall, produces firm cabbage-like sprouts about 1-2 inches in diameter. The sprouts have a mild cabbage flavor and grow up the center stem. The shade leaves at the top of the plant may be cut and eaten as well; they too taste like cabbage. This variety is known for its excellent flavor and high yields of medium size sprouts. Produces heavy set firm sprouts over an extended season. While this is long season variety, the plants take up very little room and are heavy producers. 90-120 days.
Packet size = 2 grams
Brussels sprouts grow best in rich composted soil; they do not like light, sandy soil. Sow seeds directly in the seed bed. The plants are easily transplanted, so they may be started inside to get a jump on a short season. The plants need about 3 months to produce a good crop so be patient. The sprouts begin to appear at the lowest end of the stem and mature sequentially as they move up the stem. The leaves directly above them will begin to yellow when the sprouts begin to form. Cut off the leaves; this will encourage the sprout to grow larger.