Long Island Improved Brussel Sprouts Seed

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Heavy bearer. This continues to be the most-planted variety of Brussels sprouts, setting as many as 100 sprouts on one plant! The naturally semi-dwarf plant produces firm, slightly sweet and very nutritious sprouts even kids will like. Fertilize 3-4 times over the season for optimum results. To harvest all the sprouts at once. cut off the top of the stalk 4-8 weeks before you want to harvest, or when lower sprouts reach 1/2” across. Best picked after a frost. Photo courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed.

  • Days to germinate: 5-10
  • Days to maturity: 100
  • Start indoors 4-6 weeks before last frost. Sow ¼” deep in sterile planting medium.
  • Transplant spacing: 24”
  • Sow outdoors about 4 weeks before the first predicted frost for a fall crop.
  • Seed spacing: 24”
  • Seed depth: ½”
  • Produce size: 1-1/2” across
  • Yield: 75-100 sprouts per plant
  • Mature plant height: 24”
  • Suitable for container growing: Yes
  • Year of discovery: 1890s

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