120 days. A medium-tall German variety known for its hardiness and sweet 10g tender sprouts. Cold weather brings out the best flavour. Protect plants from heavy snow or severe temps (-10C). Otherwise grow like overwintering broccoli, kale & cabbage. Awesome boiled, grilled & roasted. Blanche and freeze for later.
- Seed Count: 50-75
- Collection Date: Aug 2019
- Hardiness Zone: annual
- Soil: humus rich acidic moist low nitrogen soil
- Height and Width: 1m x 45cm
- Germination test type: actual germination 90%
How to germinate Hilds Ideal Brussels Sprouts seeds:
Start seed 4 weeks before last frost. Sow seed in deep cells placing only 3 seeds/cell as you will need to cull to one plant/cell to prevent root competition. Well draining moist medium is best. Sow 4mm deep. Mist seed into medium. Cover to preserve moisture and give gentle warmth. Will germinate in 4-6 days. Give strong indirect light as the seedlings break the soil surface. Don’t let seedlings dry out. Transplant out after threat of frost is past and preferably at the 3-4 true leaf stage. Space plants 55 cm part in soil amended with a well balanced low nitrogen fertilizer. Prefers a grow temp of 25C.