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Long Island Improved Brussels Sprouts (Heirloom, 85 Days)

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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

PLANTING

Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera

Germination: 3-10 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-85ºF.

Seed Sowing Depth: 1/4” deep

Starting Indoors: 4-6 weeks before last frost. Sow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Thin to the strongest seedling. Fertilize the seedlings every 7-10 days with a liquid or water soluble fertilizer, diluted to ¼ of suggested measurement. Transplant a week or two before last frost. Space 18-24" apart. 

Sowing Outdoors: Around last frost date when soil temperature reaches at least 60-65ºF. Sow 2-3 seeds every 18-24” apart. Thin to the strongest seedling per space. 

How much does a packet plant: 20-25 foot single row

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 4-6 weeks before you want to harvest or when lower sprouts reach 1/2” in size.The best and sweetest Brussels sprouts are harvested after going through a few frosts.

Tips: Provide fertile soil, rich in organic matter from the very beginning of its growth in the garden. Amend with compost if soil is not fertile. Give adequate, even moisture for the best growth. Mulching helps retain moisture. 

 

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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.