(B. oleracea) Old World cabbage relatives that
are grown for succulent flower heads or buds.
Needs rich soil, abundant moisture, and cool
weather. Best grown as a fall crop, except where
summers are very cool. When the plants reach
full size, they send up a central stalk, which yields
the “sprouts.” These are harvested whenever
they have reached a good size, but before they
begin to split or open. A mild frost at this stage
improves the flavor, making a sweeter “sprout.”
100 days. Hardy, dwarf plants produce tasty, uniform sprouts. Developed...
100 days. The standard open-pollinated variety since the 1890’s.