Welcome to the secret society of Brussel Sprouts lovers. Here we present, probably the easiest to grow and definitely the best tasting Brussel Sprout variety available. Brussel Sprouts Long Island Improved, is an improved variety of the Long Island variety French settlers brought with them to the United States in the 18th Century. Whilst the Long Island variety is still widely grown due to aromatic sprouts and high-yielding plants, the Improved cultivar features a generally more compact plant that has superior disease resistance. A healthy plant of Brussel Sprouts Long Island Improved can be expected to produce 70 - 100 sprouts (per plant) during an average season, with each of the sprouts measuring a good 3 - 4cm. Brussel Sprout plants are best grown in cooler climates, as warmer climates generally result in the sprouts opening up and the plant maturing before the sprouts are harvestable. This improved cultivar features a slightly silvery-blue hue (like other cruciferous vegetables) which not only assists with providing improved disease resistance, but provides a slightly sharper flavour that combines with the sweeter centres, to deliver an absolutely delicious treat. Sprouts of Brussel Sprouts Long Island Improved are suitable for a range of dishes that include steaming, boiling, baking, soup and of course freezing.
Advantages of Brussel Sprouts Long Island Improved
Superior disease resistance compared to older varieties
Compact plants with crop suitable for range of dishes
Heavy yielding with 70 - 100 sprouts per plant, over the season
Robust plant, provided it has sufficient nutrition, particularly calcium, potassium and phosphorus
60 - 80cm height at maturity
50cm apart is suitable planting distance
Requires full sun
Will grow in most southern regions of Australia as it prefers a relatively cold winter climate
Hardy Autumn, Winter, Spring vegetable
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden
What am I Purchasing?
Premium seeds of Brussel Sprouts Long Island Improved