It’s a fact of life, “fresh is best”. There is simply no better way of having fresher vegetables packed with nutrients and fibre, than harvesting them right from your very own garden. Pohlmans Gourmet Vegetables® Brussel Sprouts are a 2cm diameter mini cabbage that is formed on the stem of the plant at the base of each leaf. The stalk can produce 1.1 – 1.4 kg of sprouts. With a slightly milder flavour than cabbage, but a denser texture, brussel sprouts can be cooked fresh or frozen for later use.
Care: Ideally, plant into a garden bed which is fertile, enriched in organic matter, and well drained. Mulching is recommended to help conserve water.
Height: 100 – 140 cm
Plant Apart: 45 cm
Location: Full Sun
Harvest Time: 84 – 112 days
Health benefits of Brussel Sprouts:
– High in Vitamin A & C, folic acid and rich in dietary fibre.
– High in antioxidants which enhance the body’s natural defence system against diseases such as cancer.
– Lowers cholesterol and reduces heart disease.
– Boosts the bodies detoxification enzymes and prevents constipation.