Brussels Sprouts

About

Brussels Sprouts are a vegetable similar to cabbages, and because of their look, people often refer to them as baby cabbages.

Growing Advice

Grows best in a cool climate, as the taste changes significantly if grown in hot weather.

Companion Planting

Pests & Diseases

Aphids and caterpillars including cabbage loopers can attack brussels sprouts.

Seed Saving

Brussels sprouts can cross contaminate other cabbage related vegetables including cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and kale. Brussels sprouts seed in the second season, so you must overwinter them in moist sand in a cool dark place such as a root cellar or basement.

Heirloom Varieties

  • Bedford Fillbasket
  • Catskill
  • Mezzo Nano
  • Rubine Red

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