Mezzo Nano Brussels Sprout Seeds - (Brassica oleracea)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 150 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 100 days
- Days to Germination:
- 5-10 days @ 70F
- Plant Spacing:
- Light Preference:
- Full sun
- Soil Requirements:
- Well drained
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
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 season - harvest sprouts when small to appreciate their true flavor. The 3 foot central stalk has many small, compact, tender sprouts. Highly productive, especially in fertile well worked soil.
Get a jump on the growing season by starting sprouts inside and transplanting the seedlings when about 7-8" tall in about 4-5 weeks.
Taste is best when harvested after the early frosts.
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. The first written reference dates to 1587. During the 16th century, Brussels sprouts enjoyed a popularity in the southern Netherlands that eventually spread throughout the cooler parts of Northern Europe.
Each sprout grows in the leaf axil and matures from the bottom of the stalk upward, so start harvesting from the bottom of the stock.
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I had some trouble getting nice tight Brussels from this plant. It didn't produce a whole lot, but it is a dwarf variety. It could have been something I did but its also maybe not so forgiving of a variety. Or maybe it doesn't like AZ climate in the winter. Regardless, the small harvest I did eventually get was the best tasting Brussels I've had yet so, I am willing to try a few more times and see if I have any better luck.