Brussel Sprout Hercules

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Description

Brassica oleracea var gemmifera
OG, Heirloom

 

Old and rare variety from England. One of the last open-pollinated varieties in existence that still retains excellent eating quality and uniformity. This variety is a great freezing variety for long storage. Dependable yield. Great for small gardens.


Sow Brussels Sprout seed indoors from February. Alternatively direct sow outdoors from March into a well-prepared seedbed, for transplanting to their final positions later on. Sow at a depth of 13mm (1/2″) and distance of 30cm (12″) between rows. Indoors, sow seed in 7.5cm (3″) pots or trays of free-draining, seed sowing compost, and cover with a 6mm (1/4″) layer of vermiculite. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a plastic bag at a temperature of 15C (60F) until germination which takes around 7 days. Once germinated, grow Brussels Sprouts in cooler conditions until all risk of frost has passed and plants are large enough to be transplanted. Gradually acclimatize them to outdoor conditions over 7 – 10 days before planting Brussels Sprout plants outdoors in the firm, rich fertile, well-drained soil in full sun. Prepare the soil in advance in early spring by adding plenty of well-rotted farmyard manure to the soil to improve its structure and fertility. Plant brassicas at a distance of 60cm (24″) apart and cover with a protective netting or fleece to prevent attacks from birds and insects. Water the plants thoroughly after planting.

 

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quantity

1gr / approx 200 seeds

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