(B. oleracea) Old World cabbage relatives that are grown for succulent flower heads or buds. Needs rich soil, abundant moisture, and cool weather. Best grown as a fall crop, except where summers are very cool. When the plants reach full size, they send up a central stalk, which yields the “sprouts.” These are harvested whenever they have reached a good size, but before they begin to split or open. A mild frost at this stage improves the flavor, making a sweeter “sprout.”
A hard-to-find heirloom variety that really is colorful in cool late fall weather. Easily one of the most exciting additions to our catalog this year, red Brussels sprouts stand out in the garden and on the plate. The stunning purple red sprouts are filled with antioxidants. These have a really nice, sweet flavor when grown in cool weather. Maturity 120 Days.