(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.”
Disease-resistant variety for a reliable crop of tightly wrapped sprouts. Nautic’s sprouts are spaced further apart, allowing plants to dry out quickly to avoid spread of disease and making it easier to harvest individual sprouts. Vigorous and sturdy plants with 1” sprouts. Easy to harvest. (Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera). Maturity 120 days.