Catskill Brussels Sprout is a dwarf or semi-dwarf variety with heavy yields, large firm dark green early 1 1/4 - 1 3/4" sprouts on 20-24" plants with medium green leaves.
A heavy producer, it is used mainly as a fall crop or in cool climates.
Our open pollinated Brussels sprouts lack the uniformity and roundness of modern hybrids, but have a depth of flavor that is unmatched. Very hardy and uniform, becoming sweeter after first frosts. Classic European fall and winter green.
Approx 150 seeds per pack
In climates where frost is unlikely after March, sow directly outdoors in the garden, barely covering with 1/8" soil. In 4 - 6 weeks, thin to 18-24" apart.
In colder areas, sow seeds indoors in flats from early April to late May. When seedlings show first true leaves, transplant 3" apart into flats, cold frames, or individual pots. At 7-8" tall, transplant into garden, 18-24" apart.
Water well and deeply during hot weather. A light frost improves flavor. To encourage the growth of sprouts, when sprouts start forming around stem, pinch or cut off the growing tip to stop vertical growth.