Long Island Improved Brussels Sprouts
- Compact plants
- This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States but prefers a long, cool summer season
- Yield 50-100 sprouts over a season
- Sprouts grow to 1.5 inches
- Sweet flavor when harvested after frost
- 80-115 days from transplant
- ±6,400 seeds/oz
A single stalk of this variety can bear 50-100 dark-green Brussels sprouts (florets) over an extended period. Compact plants produce sturdy spikes with edible florets that mature from the bottom up and take on sweeter tones after a light frost. Toward the end of the growing season, cut off the top 4-6 inches of the plant to force it to put it's energy into the existing sprouts; the remaining sprouts should mature in 3-6 weeks. Introduced in the 1890s, this historic variety was once the most important commercial sprout in the United States. Brussels sprouts mature 80-115 days from transplant. ±6,400 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow Long Island Improved Brussels Sprouts
Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before last frost
Germination: 5-10 Days
Plant Outdoors: 24” Apart
Light: Full Sun
In cool climates, sow seeds indoors early, 4-6 weeks before the last frost. In warmer climates, Brussels sprouts can be direct sown for a spring harvest. Plant ¼" deep. A slow-growing, long-season vegetable that requires an even supply of water, Brussels sprouts also survive frost and light snowfalls.
Ratings & Reviews
Great flavor and amazing look.
Very productive once they get going. they grow very slowly, but the taste is worth the wait. Also, they are fun to grow with kids since they grow so different than most of the plants they see out and about.
Maybe good for Long Island weather, but not for Maine.
by Danielle Stanley
Plants grew tall with beautiful large edible leaves......the sprouts, however
did not grow larger than acorn size.
Yes I started them in time but such slow growth saw only acorn size by December. Very disappointing .
Seed Savers Response: Brussel Sprouts are very heavy feeders and need to be fertilized on a very regular basis. This could be one reason for small sprouts that didn't grow beyond acorn size.
Easy germination. Big, beautiful plants. No problems with disease. Unfortunately, they never grew any sprouts. I've tried two years in a row without luck.
Seed Savers Response: I’m sorry to hear this variety didn’t do well in your garden. Please reach out to our customer service team for variety and planting suggestions and tips.