Long Island Improved Brussels Sprouts
(Brassica oleracea) Heirloom variety dating back to 1890 produces an abundance of 1.5 inch sprouts along sturdy 24" stems. Sprouts mature over an extended period making Long Island Improved an excellent choice for home gardeners who prefer an extended harvest. Each plant produces approximately 50-100 sprouts. 70 days to harvest. Approx. 100 seeds per packet.
CULTURE: Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Transplant outdoors as soon as soil can be worked or approximately 4-5 weeks before last frost. Brussels sprouts are heavy feeders and therefore will benefit from a heavy dose of well-composted manure. Floating row covers and biological controls are effective tools to protect against damaging insects.