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Long Island Brussels Sprouts

  • Long Island Brussels sprouts is a variety of Brussels sprouts that is known for producing large, flavorful sprouts on sturdy, compact plants. Long Island Brussels sprouts have a sweet, nutty flavor and a firm, crunchy texture that makes them a popular choice for roasting, sautéing, or serving raw in salads.


    Days to Maturity: 95-115 Days

    Seeds per pack: 45

    • Growing requirements: Long Island Brussels sprouts require full sun and well-drained soil to grow successfully. They are a cool-season crop that is typically grown as an annual, and are best planted in mid- to late summer for a fall harvest.

    • Planting: Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost date, or directly sow seeds in the garden in mid- to late summer. Space plants 18-24 inches (45-60 cm) apart in rows that are 24-36 inches (60-90 cm) apart.

    • Watering and fertilizing: Long Island Brussels sprouts require regular watering and fertilizing to grow successfully. Water deeply once a week or more frequently during hot, dry weather. Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer every two weeks during the growing season.

    • Pest and disease management: Long Island Brussels sprouts are susceptible to many common brassica pests and diseases, such as aphids, cabbage loopers, and clubroot. Use insecticidal soap or other organic pest control methods to manage pests, and rotate crops every year to reduce the risk of disease.

    • Harvesting: Long Island Brussels sprouts typically take 90-115 days to mature from seed. The sprouts will grow along the main stem and will be ready to harvest when they are firm and about 1-2 inches (2.5-5 cm) in diameter. To harvest, use a sharp knife to cut the sprouts from the stem, starting at the bottom and working your way up.

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