Hardy compact plants about 20" tall, widely adapted
Still the best garden variety for sustained production. Compact plants, about 20" tall. Produces large sprouts 1-1/4 to 1-1/2" diameter, closely packed on the stem. Widely adapted variety.Brassicaceae Brassica oleracea
Catskill (Long Island Improved)
Brussels Sprouts produce compact green axillary buds (that look like miniature cabbages) all along the stem.
- Ease of Growing
- Grown as
- Days to Maturity
- 90 (Spring/Summer), 90 (Fall/Winter)
- Growing Habit
Brussels Sprouts are hardy, as well as temperature-sensitive. They produce the most flavor when grown in cool weather. Brussels sprouts are cold-hardy to 0°F (-18°C) and their flavor is enhanced by frost. They do not like hot long summers.
- Fall Transplant, Fall
- Growing Season
- Cultivar Type
- Growing Conditions
- Cold, Cool
Brussels Sprouts grow best when average temperature conditions are around 60-65 degrees F. They do best as a fall crop and are not recommended as a spring crop.
- Outdoor Growing Temp
- 40°F - 75°F
- Min Outdoor Soil Temp
Brussels Sprout will germinate in cool soil, but do so much faster in warm soil.
- Start Indoors
- Start Outdoors
- Sun: min. 6 hours daily (Cool)
Needs full sun for best growth.
Keep the soil evenly moist at all times.
Like most of the Brassicas, Brussels Sprouts are heavy feeders. They like lots of potassium and phosphorus but do not need too much nitrogen, as this can adversely affect the flavor of the sprouts. Early varieties require a higher soil fertility than mid- or late-season varieties.
- Tolerates light frost, Tolerates hard frost, Needs summer shade
- Small Gardens?
For one Brussels Sprouts plant, you'll need a large pot that is at least 12 inches deep and 12 inches wide. Fill with a mixture of potting soil and compost and keep the soil moist but not overly wet. If you are using a larger container, be sure to space your Brussels Sprouts plants at least 24 to 36 inches apart. The benefit of growing Brussels Sprouts in a container is that it can be moved to avoid too much heat, which may prolong the season.
- Attracts beneficial insects?
- Fruit Size
- Plant Height
- Plant Diameter
- Hardiness Zone
- Disease Resistance
- Taste Profile
A mild cabbage flavor.