Brussels sprouts – Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera
Family Brassicaceae (Mustard family)
Brussels sprouts are a hardy, slow-growing, long season vegetable in the mustard family that prefers a cool growing season. Transplants will mature 80 to 100 days after planting. The sprouts are miniature cabbage-like buds that are harvested from the 2- to 3-foot long stalk.
Cultural practices such as proper site selection, soil preparation, planting, and watering are important for plant health, pest management and pest reduction when growing Brussels sprouts.
For more information about growing vegetables, visit the UC ANR California Garden Web website.