50 Seeds per pack
(a.k.a. Paris Market, Half Dwarf Improved, and Long Island Improved Catskill Strain) (Brassica oleracea) 85-115 days Introduced around 1890, this old a variety still holds it’s popularity with gardeners. Sometimes mistaken for the variety “Catskill”, introduced in 1941, the two are similar but not the same variety. Long Island Improved Brussels Sprouts are semi-dwarf plants, producing many closely set, tight, firm, dark green, 1-1½” sprouts on a 20-24″ stem. Freezes well. They taste great roasted with other vegetables, hearty meat or sausage. Also, nice chopped up fine and used in salads or coleslaw.
Planting Instructions for Long Island Improved Brussels Sprouts Seeds
Long Island Improved Brussels sprouts prefer cooler climates, but can be grown in hot climates by direct seeding in mid-summer for a late fall/winter harvest. Start Brussels sprouts indoors 4-6 wks before last frost, or direct sow mid-May to mid-June. Set out or plant in full sun to partial shade. Plant Heirloom Brussels sprouts seeds ¼ – ½” deep, 4-6″ apart, in rows 18-36″ apart. Germination occurs in 5-17 days in soil 55-70°F . Thin plants to 12-24″ apart. For best flavor and tenderness, harvest after plants have endured a couple of frosts.