A picture of a Brussels Sprout 'Long Island'

Brussels Sprout 'Long Island'

Brassica oleracea (Gemmifera Group) 'Long Island'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

40cm

50cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Brussels Sprout 'Long Island' Overview

Long Island is a semi-dwarf variety of Brussel sprouts that produces numerous sprouts on self-supporting stems. The leaves are closely spaced, and produce a lot of tasty sprouts. A good choice for the home garden.

Common problems with Brussels Sprout 'Long Island'

Aphids, Harlequin bugs, cabbage loopers, diamondback moth, cabbageworm, cutworms, cabbage maggot, thrips, powdery mildew, rust, and webworms.

    Brussels Sprout 'Long Island' Companion Plants

    Onions, leeks, spring onions, celery, dill, rosemary, borage, nasturtiums, pelargoniums

    How to harvest Brussels Sprout 'Long Island'

    Sprouts and buds mature in 90-180 days. Wait until the sprouts or immature flower buds are between 2,5-3 cm wide and pick from the base upwards. Sprouts may be picked as they ripen. As the harvest slows, pinch the top of the plant to direct nutrients to the sprouts.

    How to propagate Brussels Sprout 'Long Island'

    Seed

    Direct sow seeds or sow indoors, 30-45 cm apart and 1 cm deep in Spring to early Summer. Germination takes 10-21 days. Transplant seedlings when they have at least 3 leaf pairs.

    Special features of Brussels Sprout 'Long Island'

    Crop rotation

    Brussel Spouts are heavy feeders and need a lot of nutrients. Crops should be rotated more often than once every four years.

    Other uses of Brussels Sprout 'Long Island'

    Culinary