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Brussels Sprouts, Long Island
- Compact plants
- Yield 50-100 sprouts over a season
- Sprouts grow to 1.5 inches
- Sweet flavor when harvested after frost
- 80-115 days from transplant
- Packet of 100 Seeds
Introduced in the 1890s. Once the most important commercial sprout variety in the U.S. Compact 24" plants yield 50-100 dark green 1½" sprouts over an extended period. 80-115 days from transplant.
Learn To Grow It
If you live in an area with a short growing season, start plants indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date. Gardeners with a long growing season should start seeds indoors mid-spring for a winter harvest.
Plant your seeds 1/4-1/2 in. deep in soil trays or pots indoors. When transplanting out the plants, be very careful to limit any disturbance to the roots.
Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.
Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. In frost-free zones, this crop can be grow throughout the fall and winter.