Brussels Sprouts 1 October 201 Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts grow well in my area, Zone 5. This is the remainder of 12 plants (Jade Cross). The small cabbages are picked as required throughout the season. There is a persistent view that they are tastier after a severe frost. I find this to be an old wives tale. Taste is the same at the beginning of the year as around December, when I have left them to be exposed to frost. The insect damage seen is only on the outer shell of the sprout. Spraying with one of the “cides can eliminate disfigurement, but I prefer the damage. People either love them or hate them.

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