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Brussels Sprouts: Red Bull

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Approximately 20 Seeds

Brussel Sprout ‘Red Bull’ is a specialist sprout variety from Europe, it offers smaller yields of dark red sprouts, but has a milder, delicate, nuttier flavour than standard green types.
The red colour is enhanced with the first light frosts and develops great intensity after a hard frost. It is retained when the sprouts are cooked, steamed or microwaved.

Red Bull matures over a long period and the sprouts remain in good condition for many weeks. Harvest November through to January from a spring sowing. The resulting sprouts are small and tasty, and look gorgeous in the pan and on the plate.

  • Days To Maturity:  90
  • Days To Germination: 7-14
  • Planting Depth:  1/8 inch
  • Spacing, Row:   24-36 inches
  • Spacing, Plant:  18-24 inches
  • Spacing, Seed: 2-4 inches
  • Light:  Sunny Location
  • For an early crop start seeds indoors in the earliest part of spring. Or direct sow seeds outdoors in late Spring after last frost. Cover seed with 1/8 inch fine soil. For a later fall-winter crop, sow seeds directly outdoors or start indoors by midsummer. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
  • When seedlings are 2 inches tall indoors, thin to 2 inches apart or transplant to individual pots.
  • Transplant seedlings outdoors after hardening off, when danger of serious frost has passed.  Space plants 18 to 24 inches apart in rows 2 to 3 feet apart depending upon available garden space.
  • Brussels Sprouts grow best in a sunny location with fairly rich well drained compacted soil.
  • Harvest sprouts from bottom of plant up as heads mature.
  • Do not grow in same area of garden where members of cabbage family were grown the year before.