How to grow Brussels sprout

Brussels sprout grow and care – leaf plant of the species Brassica oleracea in the Gemmifera group, Brussels sprout grow as annual but the flower biennial plant, grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 2-10a spring planting 10a-11 in autumn planting.

Leaves edible color is dark green or purple, the leaf grow little stem the shape is ovate

On the stem there are buds create unique structure of head, composed from inner leaves with hard structure, the outer leaves that soft

Brussels sprout heads

Color of the buds head can be: light green to white, purple to green

Flower color yellow and the flowers small grow on inflorescence

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How to grow Brussels sprout growing and care:

Rich soil, cool weather, moisture soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
To know when to pick the stem

Planting season:
Autumn – winter – spring – frost free area or light frost / Spring – temperate climate

Pests and diseases:
Pieris (butterfly), prodenia (Spodoptera), slugs, aphids

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
No need

Size of the plant?
0.3-1.2m, 12-48 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Yellow small flowers that grow on inflorescence

Pollination is done by:
Bees, butterfly

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season
Autumn – winter – spring – frost free area or light frost / Summer – autumn – temperate climate

How to harvest the leaves?
The head picked up when it’s ready 80-100 days, the leaves better not to pick up

Information about leaves:
Leaves edible color is dark green or purple, the leaf grow little stem the shape is ovate

Uses of Brussels sprout leaves:
Cooked, stir fry

Scientific name:

Brassica oleracea – Gemmifera group

How to grow Brussels sprout

Brussels sprout growing

Brussels sprout care

Brussels sprout plant


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Bud
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Leafy vegetables
  • Pickles
  • Salad
  • Vegetables
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Leaf color
  • Purple leaf
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Biennial plant
  • Herbaceous
  • Leaf plant
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Edible plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 2
  • Hardiness zone 3
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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