Brussel Sprout varieties?

michelelcJanuary 26, 2013

I've had very good success with brussel sprouts the past 2 years, but I've purchased starts both years. Both years mine got quite large and needed to be staked, and I picked until the end of December. This year, I'd like to purchase seeds and grow myself and am looking for suggestions for good varieties Thanks!

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nc_crn

Dimitri...Diablo...for long growth

Churchill...Octia...for early harvest

All hybrid seed. You might have better luck with heirlooms in your climate, but in most of the South-East the hybrids tend to do better.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2013 at 8:07PM
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michelelc

Thank you! I ordered Diablo from Johnnys. How about Long Island Improved? Anyone use that variety?

    Bookmark   January 28, 2013 at 8:22AM
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elisa_z5

All I know is stick with green. I grew a red variety last year and they were tasteless. (Grew green the same year and they were great -- sorry, I don't remember the variety!)

    Bookmark   January 30, 2013 at 8:50PM
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vanisle_bc

Agreed about the reds. The heirloom red I tried (Roodnerf?) was a total failure. I've grown Long Island Improved with limited success. Gustus has done well for me this time - still harvesting the last few sprouts. They're crisp and quite sweet.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 8:46PM
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