Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts

Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera

Plant family

Kreuzblütler (Brassicaceae) (Brassicaceae)

Season Overview

Propagating

Planting

Harvest

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

Details

Light requirement

Sunny

Water requirement

Very humid

Soil

Medium (loamy)

Nutrient requirement

High

Seeding distance

40 cm

Row spacing

60 cm

Seeding depth

1 cm

Instructions

Mid of May

Harden

End of May

Planting

Mid of June

Fertilizing

Every four Weeks

Description

Brussels sprouts (lat. Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera) are a special variety of vegetable cabbage from the cruciferous plant family. On its tall shoot, buds (leaf florets) form in a dense arrangement and are harvested as vegetables.

Origin:

The Brussels sprout originates from Western Europe. The first evidence comes from Belgium and dates back to 1587.

Growing tips

Frequent hoeing promotes root formation and stability of the plant ("root crop"). In autumn, during the formation of florets, you should water especially well. In mid-September, when the first florets have already grown, cut the top shoot so that the florets are more uniform and stronger on the sides. It is important to remove rotting buds regularly to ensure the health of your plant. You can break off yellow leaves, but the green leaves are best left on the stalk. They protect your Brussels sprouts from frost. Pick the florets carefully from the bottom up from the stalk. Brussels sprouts are hardy in many areas. In very cold regions, you can simply overwinter the whole plant in a protected, shady spot outdoors.

Diseases

Clubroot

Pests

Cabbage White Butterfly

Flea Beetles

Cabbage Fly

Aphids

Whitefly