Brussels Sprouts, Long Island

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We’re sticking with this winner! Long Island Brussels Sprouts (Brassica oleracea) have loaded, self-supporting stems that have been preferred by gardeners since the 19th century. Great steamed or roasted; ready in 100 days. Here are our best tips on How to Grow Brussels Sprouts, too!

Each packet contains approximately 150 seeds.

Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Start plants so that they are ready to harvest just as the first frosts begin to appear. This means starting them in most areas so they’ll be set out in late spring or early summer for fall harvest. Crops are shallow rooters, side dress with compost a couple weeks after they’ve gone into the garden. Space 15-18 inches apart, allowing at least 2 feet between rows.

Harvest “sprouts” from the bottom up when they start to appear. Also clip the top of the plant to encourage good heading. A light frost will improve flavor. Mulching with straw can extend your harvest into early winter.