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Brussels Sprouts Information

Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

Brassica oleracea

Brussels Sprouts, detested by many, and relegated to the side of the Christmas dinner plate, these wonderful little Brassica's deserve more respect than they get. Sprouts come in many varieties varying in size and flavour. Generally they can be harvested from Mid-Autumn to Spring. So a Sprout is not just for Christmas then! Sprouts have been grown in the Channel Islands for many years, where the old canes where dried and turned into walking sticks.

Moon Planting Type: Leafy

Soil Type: Any Soil

Aspect: Any aspect

Light: Full Sun

Hardiness: Hardy

Moisture: Well-drained

pH: Neutral (6.6 - 7.3)



Brussels Sprouts Growing Notes


Sow in early to mid Spring. Sow at 1cm depth in rows as thinly as possible

Pruning & Thining

Thin the seedlings to 10cm apart and when they reach 10-12cm tall lift them and plant into a grid system 80cm from each other.


Pick the sprouts from the bottom of the cane first and only harvest a few from each plant as you go this should ensure harvesting continues from Mid-autumn to Spring.

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Brussels Sprouts Varieties

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