•American grown seeds
•Easy to grow
•Start in summer for fall crop
•USDA Zone: 3-12
Long Island Improved is the most common and widely adapted open pollinated Brussels Sprout variety for the home vegetable garden. compact plants grow up to 24" tall and produce massive amounts of tight, tender heads that average 1 1/2" in diameter.
Growing Instructions (USDA Zones 3-12):
Since frost brings out the best flavor in Brussels sprouts, plant them in May or early June for a fall crop. Start seeds by planting them 1/2" deep in soil. When they grow to 6" tall, transplant or thin them to 2' apart. Compress the soil around the seed and keep the ground moist. Adding a layer of mulch can help retain moisture. If high winds threaten, add a stake for support. When the leaves on the stem turn yellow, take them off so that the sprouts can freely develop. About four months after transplanting, the first sprouts should be ready. Twist them off the stem from the bottom up.
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