Long Island Improved Brussels Sprouts
- Open pollinated. 100 days. Heirloom.
- Old time favorite, grows to 2' tall.
- Highly productive of medium green 1" to 1.5" round, firm sprouts.
- Good for home gardens because sprouts mature over a period of several weeks.
- Freezes well.
Planting Directions: Sow seeds in a cold frame or indoors in early spring with a soil temperature of 50? to 86?, 77° optimum. Sow seeds in flats or pots 1/4” deep. Germination takes 7-12 days. Prepare soil early in the spring, adding a complete fertilizer high in phosphorus and potassium or incorporate rich compost into planting area. Brussel Sprouts is a heavy feeder. Grows best in cool weather. Needs full sun, but will not do well in heat. Transplant when plants are 3-6” tall, spacing them 2’ apart. Transplant after last frost in your area. Set seedlings up to 3” deeper than they were in seed pots. Water moderately keeping soil evenly moist. Note: Do not plant where other brassicas grew the previous two years.