Growing Brussels sprouts

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
    S S T T            

(Best months for growing Brussels sprouts in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays T = Plant out (transplant) seedlings

  • Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 45°F and 86°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 18 - 24 inches apart
  • Harvest in 14-28 weeks. Pick sprouts when small. .
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Dwarf (bush) beans, beets, celery, cucumber, onions, marigold, nasturtium, rhubarb, aromatic herbs (sage, dill, chamomile)
  • Avoid growing close to: Climbing (pole) beans, tomato, peppers (chili, capsicum), eggplant (aubergine), strawberry, mustard

Your comments and tips

10 Mar 19, Rob Lines (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I have been growing Brussel sprouts in Christchurch successfully for several years and have found Christmas Day the best time to plant them. They need this long period of pre winter growth to become strong and to form the sprouts.
21 Dec 20, Rob C (New Zealand - temperate climate)
The Syngenta sprout variety was Abacus.
21 Dec 20, Rob c (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Mid December, manawatu, plant seedlings. But ONLY the variety that produces sprouts, plant xtra plants through to early feb. I’ve grown BS for 15 yrs, generally now very successful. Eating from May to end September 20 plants, so lot sprouts, Variety biggest issue to success. I was in Adelaide, Aus, saw 5 acre paddock big plants, what variety I asked? It was a syngenta seed. Nursery on st George’s rd, Hastings had some, these grew very well as any sprout that could form tight sprouts in Adelaide, in the heat, would do better in manawatu.
30 Jan 19, Pab (USA - Zone 9a climate)
Cani grow brussel sprouts in the spring and summer
20 Nov 18, ed mccoskey (USA - Zone 6a climate)
what is the best variaty to grow in zone 6a
10 Nov 18, Kerrie Torr (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Am I wasting my my time with planting Brussel sprouts At present I have 4 great looking Brussel sprout plants but no fruit should I remove them And I’m questioning wether I should bother with them at all I’m in Noosa Thanks Kerrie
12 Nov 18, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
In Qld's warmer climates you have a very small window to plant sprouts - Feb/March. Grow them into the winter cool months. They really are a cool weather crop.
26 Sep 18, Kelvin (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I planted in late May and now (early spring) the stems are 1-2 foot tall and small sprouts are forming but the tops are starting to flower. Should I leave them, pinch out the flowers or just pull out the whole plants?
08 Oct 18, Sudhakar Jha (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Same with my plant, what to do?
07 Oct 18, Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
If flowering the plant is coming to its end. Not enough fertiliser or the growing season is ending. It is a winter crop and for cool cold climates.
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Cani grow brussel sprouts in the spring and summer

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