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Long Island Improved Brussels Sprouts

Long Island Improved Brussels Sprouts

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Long Island Improved

110 days — 'Long Island Improved' Brussels sprouts are closely set on the stalks, tight, firm, and dark green in color. The one-and-a-half inch sprouts are set on a twenty to twenty-four inch tall plant over an extended period. Excellent fresh, it also freezes well.

This standard old variety, dating back to the 1890s, was the commercial variety grown in California until the more uniform maturing hybrids became popular.
Each packet contains 0.5 gram, which is approximately 125 to 175 seeds.
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Planting Instructions: Start indoors, 4 to 6 weeks prior to your last expected frost date. Plant at a depth of about ¼. They are ready for transplanting when 4 to 5 inches tall. Plant 18 to 24 inches apart in rows spaced 2 to 3 feet apart. You should avoid planting in an area that has been used for other plants in the Brassica family within the past three years.

They prefer rich, well-prepared soil and thrive in cool weather, require a lot of moisture in summer but can tolerate some shade. When sprouts are 1 to 1½ inches in diameter, harvest from the bottom of the stock upwards. Pinch back the growing tip in late summer to encourage the upper sprouts to develop.