Brussels Sprouts

Tozer Seeds America

Tozer Seeds America

Growing Tips

Planting

Start in the greenhouse and transplant in early to mid summer, when one would start long season cabbage. Seeds should be planted 4 - 5 weeks before transplanting. Allow 90 - 100 days for plants to mature. For summer harvest, you must plant transplants of an early, heat-resistant variety in very early spring. Sprouts maturing in hot weather or under dry conditions are more likely to develop bitterness. Fall production is the most practical and rewarding in many parts of the country. Plant 24” - 36” apart in the row and 30” - 36” apart in rows. 

Management

Brussels are grown much like cole crops, cabbage and broccoli. 

Harvest

Harvest sprouts when buds form heads one to two inches in diameter. Pick sprouts when they are firm. Lower sprouts mature first.