GROWN IN MY SEED GARDEN, HARVESTED AND PACKAGED BY HAND IN RESEALABLE AIR TIGHT BAGS (EACH BAG IS INDIVIDUALLY LABELED).
EACH PURCHASE INCLUDES A FULL PAGE SEED FACT SHEET AND PLANTING/GROWING INSTRUCTIONS. ALL SEED LOTS ARE TESTED FOR GERMINATION.
Delicious. No garden is complete without Brussel Sprouts. Catskill is a wonderful heirloom variety with good old-fashioned
taste and prolific production of sprouts. Brussels sprouts are a leafy green vegetable belonging to the brassica family
The brussel sprout plant has a thick stalk that can grow up to 3 feet (1M) tall. The leaves are dark green, or redish purple
in some varieties, have a rounded shape and grow in whorls up the stem. The edible portion of the plant is the sprouts. They
grow on the stalk of the plant, in the leaf axils (between each set of leaves), maturing from the base of the stem 1st and
continue up the stem. Once picked from the stalk no further sprout will grow from that position. A single plant may produce
80-100 sprouts or roughly 2-3 lb (approx 1-1 1/2 kg) of sprouts. Although the taste of different varieties vary somewhat,
good home grown brussel sprouts have a sweet nutty flavor. Catskill' produces outsize yields of extra-large, deep green 2"-round
sprouts which flank the super-strong stalks. Introduced in 1941, this flavorful long-time favorite is a good choice for freezing.
Harvest at once for freezing or as needed for eating fresh. 85 days planting. Zones 3-10
produces very high yields of round dark green flavorful Brussels Sprouts. This variety is great for freezing.
Brussels sprouts, is a hardy, slow-growing, long-season vegetable belonging to the cabbage family.
In the proper season of the year, it can be grown with fair success in most areas of the country. In mild areas, or where
there is deep snow cover, the sprouts may overwinter.
The "sprouts" (small heads that resemble miniature cabbages)
are produced in the leaf axils, starting at the base of the stem and working upward. Sprouts improve in quality and grow best
during cool or even lightly frosty weather. Brussels sprouts require a long growing period, though newer hybrids have greatly
reduced this requirement. In all but the most northern states, summers are usually too warm for completely satisfactory production
from spring plantings. Plants set out in late spring to early summer grow satisfactorily and mature high-quality sprouts when
the fall weather begins to cool.