Brussels sprouts are a cool season vegetable that can be planted in spring and fall. Brussels sprouts are high in vitamin C, a source of thiamine, iron, calcium, and fiber, and are low in calories.
Growing Brussels Sprouts
Varieties that have excellent production, eating quality and storage potential include:
- Long Island Improved (90 days)
- Prince Marvel (100 days)
- Jade Cross (100 days)
Brussels sprouts prefer fertile, well drained soil rich in organic matter for best growth. Most soils in Utah are suitable for Brussels sprouts production. Before planting, incorporate up to 2-4 inches of well composted organic matter and apply 4-6 cups of all-purpose fertilizer (16-16-8 or 10-10-10) per 100 square feet.
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