Brussels Sprouts (Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera 'Catskill') in the Brassicas Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 3-4 feet
Plant Spread: 24 inches-30 inches
Uses: Vegetable
Dynamic Accumulator: P (Phosphorus)
Ca (Calcium)
S (Sulfur)
Mn (Manganese)
Zn (Zinc)
Cu (Copper)
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Provide darkness
Days to germinate: 7-12 days
Depth to plant seed: 1/2 inches
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Self
Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Preferred depth: 11 inches-15 inches

Catskill Brussels Sprouts

Photo gallery:
Location: Indoors, under 4 fluorescent shop lightsDate: 08-20-2011Catskill Brussels Sprouts
By Gymgirl
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Location: Third Ward Community Garden, Houston, TexasDate: 09-10-2011Catskill Brussels Sprouts
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Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
By vic
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Comments:
Posted by Gymgirl ( SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) - Zone 9a) on Sep 21, 2011 3:19 PM

The leaves on a Brussels Sprout plant are large, almost like a medium-sized fig leaf. Also, the texture of the leaves is very, very soft, and moist, like a wet car chamois feels.

This particular plant was direct seeded in February, 2011, in a community garden plot. The shot of the growing sprouts was taken in September, approximately 150 days later.

Patience is a virtue!

But, the seeding timing was spot on, because the sprouts will grow into our moderately cold Houston winter, and encounter at least one frost (possibly two) before the sprouts mature fully. The frost will cause them to be "sweeter!"

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