2 years to reach maturity
This plant has a strong fragrance
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Brussel Sprouts Overview
Brassica oleracea (Gemmifera group) is the variety of plant that produces the widely cultivated Brussel Sprouts. This plant is a medium-sized herbaceous biennial that produces small round buds along its erect stem that are used as a staple vegetable in roast dinners. With a long harvesting season they are an important winter crop in a rotation.
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How to harvest Brussel Sprouts
Depending on the cultivar, Brussel sprouts are ready to harvest from September to February. The sprouts can be picked by hand from the stem.
How to propagate Brussel Sprouts
Sow seeds thinly into seed trays mid-late summer. Transplant the seedlings into the bed with a 45 cm spacing.
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Other uses of Brussel Sprouts
The round buds that grow up the stem are edible and often used as a vegetable.
Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, and turnip are all part of the same veggie family! Check here on planting times and tips.
Edibles to Sow Outdoors in May
If the soil is warm enough, sow direct into prepared beds.