Long Island Improved Brussels Sprout - Packet

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How to host Thanksgiving in style? Plan ahead and grow your own Long Island Improved Brussels sprouts. Everything tastes better when it is home grown, and your guests will be impressed by the size and the yield from each plant. Bring the whole stalk into the kitchen and let everyone help with the harvest.
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Belgium gets the bragging rights to this group of veggies. They get their name from the country's capital, Brussels, as they once grew in great abundance there. The Long Island Improved variety was first bred in the 1890s in (you guessed it!) Long Island, New York, and became well known for its delicious flavor, heavy yields, and hardiness. When mature, the stalks boast numerous sprouts 1-2 inches in diameter. They're surprisingly tender and flavorful and offer many creative uses in the kitchen as well as on the grill. They're great for freezing too! If freezing, they should be harvested right away. Otherwise, they can be picked as needed. What an easy vegetable! Boasting many health benefits like its kale and broccoli relatives, the Long Island Improved Brussels sprout variety is low in calories and carbs, yet high in fiber to promote good digestion and a healthy gut. They're also high in vitamins K and C, so they promote bone and blood health as well as support the immune system. And let's not forget that they're packed with antioxidants.
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Weight Of Seeds Per Packet
0.02 oz
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 460 seeds per packet
Botanical Name
Brassica oleracea gemmifera
How To Grow
Direct sow or start indoors
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Planting Depth
1/4-1/2 inches
Seed Spacing
3-4 inches
Row Spacing
30 inches
Space After Thinning
18 inches
Days To Germinate
5-20 days
Days To Maturity
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Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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