Brussels Sprout Brodie F1
Brussels Sprout Brodie F1 Hybrid. Have a Luxury Christmas on a grown-you-own budget! Brussels Sprouts Brodie F1 has been the supermarket’s choice variety for Christmas sales in recent years, now you can grow this mild flavoured Brussels sprout yourself at a fraction of the cost. In our trials it couldn’t be beaten, proving better than customer favourite Trafalgar in garden performance and taste. We don’t think there is a sweeter Brussels Sprout on the market and we urge you to add it to your Christmas crop plans, but don’t stop there! The large round buttons are widely spaced for easy harvest through winter and will stand well into February. Once the buttons are all gone, harvest the leafy tops for tasty spring greens.
Height: 75cm (30″). Spread: 50cm (20″).
March – April
September – December
How to sow
Sow Brussels Sprout seed indoors from February. Alternatively direct sow outdoors from March into a well prepared seedbed, for transplanting to their final positions later on. Sow at a depth of 13mm (1/2″) and distance of 30cm (12″) between rows.
Indoors, sow seed in 7.5cm (3″) pots or trays of free-draining, seed sowing compost and cover with a 6mm (1/4″) layer of vermiculite. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a plastic bag at a temperature of 15C (60F) until germination which takes around 7 days. Once germinated, grow Brussels Sprouts on in cooler conditions until all risk of frost has passed and plants are large enough to be transplanted.
Gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 – 10 days before planting Brussels Sprout plants outdoors in firm, rich fertile, well drained soil in full sun. Prepare the soil in advance in early spring by adding plenty of well rotted farmyard manure to the soil to improve its structure and fertility. Plant brassicas at a distance of 60cm (24″) apart and cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attack from birds and insects. Water the plants thoroughly after planting.
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