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  • Brussels Sprouts 'Jade Cross' Jumbo Traypack

Brussels Sprouts 'Jade Cross' Jumbo Traypack

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Frankly bizarre looking plants produce tasty, nutrient-dense globes about one inch in diameter. Delicious roasted, pan-fried, stir-fried, fresh.

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Long regarded as a tasteless vegetable, modern chefs have raised the humble Brussels sprouts to almost cult status. Prices in the stores for organic sprouts will deter many people from even trying them, so consider growing your own. Honestly, you'll realize why these little cabbages are so expensive once you start tending to your own plants. These are not the fastest vegetable to harvest and you'll need to do battle with hungry bugs (row covers help immensely), but the effort will be well worth it. 

Plant as soon as the soil is workable and consider using row covers for the entire growing season. These plants grow mostly up, so space transplants about 18" apart. The little heads will mature from the bottom up. Harvest each head by snapping off the leaf below the bud then use a sharp knife to remove the head. Yes, much more labor intensive than grabbing the already cut heads from the grocery store, but the taste will delight you. 

Common Name Brussels sprouts
Culinary Uses Raw in salads, pickled, cooked - roasted, pan-fried, sauteed, steamed
Harvest Time Matures 80 - 90 days
Mature Size Plant 20" - 24" tall. 1" diameter heads.
Growth Rate Moderate
Cold Hardiness Frost tolerant biennial down to about 10 degrees F.
Light Full Sun
Structure Upright
Photos Real images, not stock photos
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