Brussels sprout Brendan is a late season variety ready Mid-December to January/February. Long holding ability and performs best on fertile soils, shows good resistance to leaf diseases. Brussels sprout Brendan has good length stalks with a good number of medium sized dark buttons.
Nutritional values: A good source of vitamins A, B and C.
Pack size: Approximately 50 seeds
Sowing Indoors: From March to April sow the seeds thinly in trays or two seeds per cell in modules under glass at approx 13C.
As soon as glasshouse seedlings show their first pair of leaves, prick off into trays 5cm (2″) apart or thin modules to one seedling per cell. Gradually harden off before planting out when about 15cm (6″) tall. Plant in beds 60cm (24″) between plants and 90cm (36″) between the rows.
Sow/Plant outdoors: From April to May sowings can be made into a seed bed in shallow drills 2cm (3/4″) deep in short rows. Cultivate soils to a depth of 15-20cms and rake the top surface to provide a fine crumb to plant the seeds into. Outdoor sowings should be thinned to 7-10cm (3-4″) apart, then when large enough, lifted and transplanted to their final planting positions, spaced as above.
Do not plant if soils are waterlogged.
Keep Brussel plants well fed during the growing season for the best results.
Always plant Brussels Sprouts on firm ground, as this will ensure plants produce tight buttons
Soil type: Free draining light soils that are humus rich.
Aspect: Full sun but also ok in partial shade.
Position: Prefer open planting in vegetable beds.
Harvest: Mid-December to January/February.
Full growing instructions provided on each pack.