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Brussels Sprouts
Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera 'Long Island Improved'

Family: Brassicaceae (brass-ih-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Brassica (BRAS-ee-ka) (Info)
Species: oleracea var. gemmifera
Cultivar: Long Island Improved
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Category:

Vegetables

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Veined

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clovis, California

Menifee, California

Benton, Kentucky

Cumberland, Maryland

Binghamton, New York (2 reports)

Johnson City, New York

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Sep 7, 2009, cloverlymd from Silver Spring, MD wrote:

Based on my experience this year, I'd say this is not likely to be a successful spring crop in Maryland. I'm going to try again next year for a fall crop.

Positive

On Jan 28, 2006, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

I've grown this variety and really liked it. The sprouts themselves are a nice size and there's between 50 and 100 per stalk.

This cultivar was introduced in the 1890's.

Neutral

On Sep 27, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A widely available antique cultivar that is very similar to Catskill. A few seed houses list them as the same cultivar.