Long Island Improved Brussels Sprouts
Long Island Improved Brussels Sprouts are a strain of brussels sprouts that predates modern hybrid varieties. A light frost or two will enhance the flavor.
Long Island Improved Brussels Sprouts History
Long Island are thought to have been grown in Belgium as early as the 13th century. The first written reference date is 1587 when they were popular in the southern Netherlands. This strain of brussel sprouts predates modern hybrid varieties.
Growing Long Island Improved Brussel Sprouts
In colder climates, start brussels sprouts seeds indoors and set outside when there’s no threat of a hard frost. Be sure to allow the full time outdoors for required days to harvest. In warmer climates, fall planting is preferred. You should be able to direct seed in mid-summer for a late fall or early winter harvest.
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Preserving and Storing Your Brussel Sprout Seeds Long Island Improved For Later Use
Here are some of the best ways to store brussels sprouts.
Cooking With Brussel Sprouts
Compact 24″ plants produced 50-100 dark green 1-2″ sprouts prized for their sweet, refreshing flavor. A light frost or two will enhance the flavor. Be sure to take a look at these delicious recipes for roasted brussels sprouts.
Brussels Sprouts Nutrition
Brussels sprouts contain sulforaphane, a chemical believed to have potent anticancer properties. They are an excellent source of protein, and just 88 grams (g), or 1 cup, of raw Brussels sprouts meets the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) recommended daily requirements for vitamin C and vitamin K.
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