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LONG ISLAND IMPROVED Brussels Sprouts (85 day heirloom)

Heirloom 1890’s
A semi-dwarf plant, no more than 2’ tall with good yields of 1-2” sprouts. Can set 50-100 sprouts on a plant. Until the recent development of hybrids, this was the chief commercial variety. 

100 seeds

 

Germ 3-10 Days

PLANTING:

Indoors - 1/4” deep, 4-6 weeks before transplanting out. Seed into cell trays or small pots. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Transplant 18-24” apart.

Outdoors- Mid to late spring 1/4” deep and 18-24” apart.

Harvest- Start picking from bottom up, when they are firm and 1” across, cutting off the leaf below the sprout.

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” in size.

Tips- A heavy feeder- transplant/direct seed into well composted soil and side dress a few times during the season. The best and sweetest Brussels sprouts are harvested after going through a few frosts.

 

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    BB
    06/17/2019
    Barbara B.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Good germination

    It’s growing well after very high germination inside. Looks healthy and handsome. We’ll see how it survives the cabbage butterfly larvae.

    MR
    06/13/2018
    Matt R.
    United States

    Didn’t grow at all

    1st pack didn’t even germinate. Replacement pack germinated at a low % and then got stringy and died. Other related plants like broccoli and broccolini did much better. Not sure what happened. Same problem last year.

    06/14/2018
    Pinetree Garden Seeds

    Hi Matt - I'm so sorry to hear about your broccoli, and having so much trouble getting them to germinate. We do guarantee the germination of our seeds. I have refunded your credit card for them, as we guarantee our germination. Thanks for letting us know, Pinetree Garden Seeds

    JA
    01/28/2018
    Jo Anne
    Boise, ID

    Poor Instructions for Growing

    They grew big and healthy looking, but no sprouts. I wish I had watched migardener's youtube video on growing brussel sprouts (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N46a4sc0G6c). Apparently you need to remove all but the top 2" -3" of leaves 50 to 60 days before the first fall frost in order to get the sprouts to grow along the stem.

    JA
    01/28/2018
    Jo Anne
    Boise, ID

    Poor Instructions for Growing

    They grew big and healthy looking, but no sprouts. I wish I had watched migardener's youtube video on growing brussel sprouts (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N46a4sc0G6c). Apparently you need to remove all but the top 2" -3" of leaves 50 to 60 days before the first fall frost in order to get the sprouts to grow along the stem.

    A
    09/23/2017
    Ann

    Great plants

    I live in So. Calif. and these grew great last winter. Great plants and hundreds of Brussel sprouts. My only problem here is aphids.