This roast-dinner favourite is one for cold climates with rich soil and lots of water. Keep it watered and fed weekly, give it somewhere cool and sheltered, plant it deep and mulch it well, and you'll be enjoying homegrown sprouts. We like ours roasted whole, or sliced and fried in butter with bacon...yum.
Brassica oleracea gemmifera - Brussels sprout Evesham Special DESCRIPTION: Popular, well-established medium-height variety of brassica producing large crops of big tasty sprouts. These seeds may be treated with a fungicide (Thiram or Apron XL), do not eat the seeds or feed them to animals. Fungicide treatment is an AQIS requirement for certain varieties of seeds. It does not affect your crops or harm insects such as bees. If your packet has been treated it will be well marked with a warning and the seeds will be dyed a distinct colour. PLANTING: Sow lightly into seed trays or punnets and keep moist, can also be sown directly in clumps, and potted up singly into large containers. Transplant when 5 - 7cm H to a sunny spot. Plant slightly deeper in the soil to help stabilise the roots, especially in an exposed site. Needs a cool climate, and preferably frost for best flavour. CARE: Keep moist through germination and while growing. Water and feed regularly through the growing period with a high nitrogen fertiliser. Disturb the roots as little as possible and firm into beds well. Watch out for aphids and treat accordingly. Harvest sprouts from the bottom of the stalk upwards