Brussels Sprouts: Red Bull
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.