Brussels Sprouts, Long Island Catskill (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO)
- Brussels sprouts have shallow roots, so as they become top heavy, you may need to stake them, particularly if exposed to strong winds. 🌿 As with other brassicas, Brussels Sprouts are susceptible to pests and diseases that must be kept under control early in the season. As with other brassicas, composting roots should be avoided. Brussels Sprouts should not be grown within a 10 foot radius of any brassica growing location within the last 3 years, preferably 7 years. 👍 Brussels Sprouts are high in calcium and iron, as well as a good source of vitamins A and C.
- This popular Brussels Sprout variety produces miniature cabbage-like heads which are extremely tasty and nutritious.
Day to Maturity | 90-120 days
- Brussel Sprouts | Start seed indoors in early May so plants are ready to set out in June or early July. The sprouts develop best in cool weather. Plant in rows 3 feet apart, with 30 inches between the plants.
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Learn how to cook your own Brussels Sprouts chips [recipe here]
Brussels sprouts contain sulforaphane, a chemical believed to have potent anti-cancer properties. Although boiling reduces the level of the anti-cancer compounds, steaming, microwaving, and stirring.