Brussel Sprouts Overview
Brassica oleracea (Gemmifera group) is the variety of plant that produces the widely cultivated Brussels Sprout. 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. Varieties that have earned a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit are: Abacus, Attwood, Brodie, Bronte, Cascade, Clodius. Crispus, Diablo, Dominator, Doric, Green Marble, Igor, Marte, Maximus, Montgomery, Petrus, Revenge, Silverline.