Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera
Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera 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.
Depending on the cultivar, Brussel sprouts are ready to harvest from September to February. The sprouts can be picked by hand from the stem.
Sow seeds thinly into seed trays mid-late summer. Transplant the seedlings into the bed with a 45 cm spacing.
Clay, Loam, Sand, Chalk
Soil PH preference
The round buds that grow up the stem are edible and often used as a vegetable.
Clubroot, Downy Mildew.