Long Island Improved

Brassica oleracea

HEIRLOOM Widely adapted commonly grown variety with 50-100 tight dark-green sprouts winding up the stalk. Compact, semi-upright plants are 20" tall.

As their name implies, Brussels Sprouts were spread to the rest of the world from the region that is now Belgium and Flanders. Another member of the Brassica family, these miniature-cabbage-looking vegetables are very hardy and become sweeter after fall frosts. Once established in the fall garden they can be harvested through much of the winter affording fresh food in the cold months by starting the harvest at the bottom of the plant and working one's way up the stalk. Nutrients: vitamins A, C, E, K, B6, thiamine, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, dietary fiber.
SizePrice QtyPurchase
1.75 grams - Packet $ 2.50
1/4 oz $ 4.95
1/2 oz $ 7.50
1 oz $ 11.25
Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
5000 2 gr 60 lbs 90
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
Spring/Summer 50-85°F Full Sun Very Tolerant
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Transplant or Direct Seed 1/4-1/2" 4-6" 300
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
18-24" 5-17 Biennial 4-5 years
A very frost-tolerant, winter hardy biennial. Start 4 weeks indoors before danger of last frost and transplant in spring and late summer in evenly moist soil and full sun. Plant Seeds: 1/4-1/2" deep with 4-6" between seeds, in rows 18-24" apart. Soil Temp: 50-85 F. Days to Sprout: 5-17. Thin To/Mature Plant Spacing: 18-24". Companions: beets and carrots. Antagonists: beans and strawberries. Seeds/oz: 5,000. Seed Wt./100' row: 2 grams. Average Yield/100' row: 60 lbs. Days to Harvest: 80-100. Seed Viability: 4-5 years.