Bonnie Plants Brussels Sprouts are a favorite cool season crop which grow about two feet tall and are packed with protein and vitamin C. The green sprouts, or ‘mini-cabbages,’ grow along the thick stem. Freeze well for storage.
- Light Full sun
- Sprout size 2 inches
- Matures 85 to 90 days
- Plant spacing 18 to 24 inches apart
- Plant size 2 feet tall, 18 to 24 inches wide
Growing Brussels sprouts requires cool weather. They will grow in just about any part of the country. A slow-growing, long-bearing crop, Brussels sprouts should be planted in early spring, or mid- to late summer for a crop that matures in the fall. The small heads mature best in cool and even in light frosty weather. Spring planting is also fine in cooler climates. Be aware that sprouts maturing in hot or dry weather will be flimsy and bitter. Brussels sprouts belong to the cole crop family (Brassica oleracea), which includes cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, collards, kale, and kohlrabi.