Brussels Sprout

Brussels Sprout

Brussels Sprouts, as we know them, were grown possibly as early as the 1200s in what is now Belgium, although they were likely cultivated in ancient Rome, possibly having been developed from a wild cabbage or kale. Brussels Sprouts are part of the Brassica family, the largest of the vegetable families.

The first written reference dates to 1587, where they were grown near Brussels, Belgium. During the 16th century, Brussels Sprouts enjoyed a popularity in the southern Netherlands that eventually spread throughout the cooler parts of Northern Europe. Used as fall and winter greens in Europe, they were introduced to America in the 1850s.

  • Catskill Brussels Sprout - (Brassica oleracea)
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    Catskill Brussels Sprout Seeds - (Brassica oleracea)

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    Catskill Brussels Sprout 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...
  • Mezzo Nano Brussels Sprout - (Brassica oleracea)
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    Mezzo Nano Brussels Sprout Seeds - (Brassica oleracea)

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    Mezzo Nano Brussels Sprout Mezzo Nano means half long or short. Little known in America, but loved all across Europe from Italy up to England. Small compact producer of tasty Brussels sprouts. These sprouts have an extended growing...