Seeds - Brussels Sprouts, Sativa OG (F)


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Description: One of the most rewarding vegetables to grow, Brussels Sprouts are also one of the most challenging vegetables to grow well in our short seasons. Consistently abundant heirloom varieties are few and far between and Sativa is the best we’ve found.

For the biggest, most flavourful Brussels Sprouts, don’t hold back on fertility and resist harvesting until they’ve experienced at least one month of hard frost. Their tender sweetness is just so worth it! Heirloom. 

Pack Size: 50 seeds

Latin Name: Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera
Main Uses: Vegetable

Days to Maturity: 100 days
Exposure: Full Sun
Height: 76 cm (30 inches)
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic

Germination: 5 - 10 days.
Sowing Indoors: 4 - 6 weeks before planting date. The planting out date in Manitoba is late May. (Brussels Sprouts need to be timed so that they experience some light frost at maturity as the frost will improve the quality of the ‘sprouts'.) Apply Sea Magic from the first watering. From the second set of true leaves to the time of transplanting, alternate between Sea Magic and seed-starting fertilizer (such as Evolve) once per week.
Seeding Depth: 1/4”.
Planting Out: In late May. Water well after transplanting. Set the transplants into the garden soil a little deeper than they were in the seeding flats.
Plant Spacing: 18 - 24”.
Row Spacing: 30”.

Growing in Containers: Not recommended for containers.

Fertilizing (Garden): Amend garden beds with quality compost such as Sea Soil. Brussels Sprouts are heavy feeders - side dress with compost once plants reach 12” in height. Application of Sea Magic kelp throughout the growing season will result in heavier yields.

Growing in Containers: Not recommended for containers.

Watering (Garden): Water deeply as required.

Harvesting: Harvest sprouts after they have experienced a light frost. The bottom sprouts will be the first to mature. If a hard frost threatens unharvested sprouts, cut the entire stalk and hang it upside down in a cool place for up to 2 weeks. Harvest by twisting the sprouts from the stem.

Suitability for Indoors: Not suited to growing indoors.

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