Brussels Sprout Brassica oleracea Gemifera Group
A hardy, cold weather crop for autumn and winter harvest. Sow into modules, harden off and plant out 6 weeks after sowing; or directly 50cm apart with 75cm between rows (for ease of picking) from mid-March to mid April. Stake well on windy sites. Harvest from the bottom of the stem first. To save seeds, grow only one Brassica oleracea into its second year and allow plenty of plants (at least sixteen) to mature.
Bedford Winter Harvest
The first Brussels sprout to be included in the HSL Catalogue; this variety produces strong and hardy plants with dark green, medium-sized sprouts from November through until February. The firm buttons are available for harvesting over a long period. Sow from March until early April, either outdoors or under frames (30-36 weeks maturity).
Please note: this variety needs a little bit more of a helping hand, so we are not able to send out seeds with gifts, however by adopting it you will be directly contributing to its conservation, so that one day we will be able to make it available to everyone.
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