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Water Preferences: Mesic
Dynamic Accumulator: P (Phosphorus)
Ca (Calcium)
S (Sulfur)
Mn (Manganese)
Zn (Zinc)
Cu (Copper)
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Self
Bees

Victory Seed Company sells seeds of 'Long Island Improved'.

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Common names
  • Brussels Sprouts

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Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2021-03-01
Seedlings with first true leaves.
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2013-11-23
Grown in light, loose, well-amended soil.
Location: Norfolk, VA (USDA zone 8a)
Date: 2012-03-18
Halved Brussels sprouts, loose heads due to growth in sandy soil
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2021-04-29
Buds

Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2021-04-29
Survived the winter in zone 5b Illinois.
Location: Ingleside. Illinois
Date: 2021-10-04

 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
  • Uploaded by Joy

Courtesy Annie's Heirloom Seeds
  • Uploaded by vic
Comments:
  • Posted by bitbit (Baltimore County, MD - Zone 7a) on Sep 19, 2013 12:05 AM concerning plant:
    More than most Brassicas, Brussels sprouts are dependent on the soil type to produce properly. In soil that is not sufficiently compacted, sprouts will be loose and leafy rather than tight and round. For illustration of this, compare photos submitted by vic (tight sprouts) to the one from bitbit (looser sprouts). However, flavor is not affected, so you can grow tasty Brussels sprouts even if your garden, like mine, is built on sandy soil.
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Indoors under lights.
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