Flower Sprouts® are a cross between Brussels sprouts and kale which, unlike Brussels sprouts, remain open and resemble attractive, colorful flowers. They grow on tall, upright plants just like Brussels sprouts. The tender, mildly flavored sprouts have an excellent eating quality and are suitable for sales to high-end restaurants and specialty markets. They are excellent lightly steamed or sautéed. One marketing suggestion is to sell them in clam shells. Not quite as hardy to cold weather as Brussels sprouts or kale. This mix contains three varieties. Avg. 115,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 40 seeds.
Latin Name: Brassica oleracea
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PLEASE NOTE: The percentage of colors for this mix has changed slightly subsequent to our catalog production. They are now approximately: Purple - 15% Bicolor - 55% Green - 30%
CULTURE: Flower Sprouts® will produce the best florets when planted in fertile soils with a pH above 6.5-7.5. To maintain steady growth, irrigate in dry weather and fertilize at 75% the amount of nitrogen as you would Brussels sprouts. Please see our technical sheet #8851 for full information on growing, topping, disease and pest control, and harvest. TRANSPLANTS: Avg. 800 plants/1,000 seeds. SEED SPECS: Seeds/lb.: 110,000-115,000 (avg. 112,500). PACKET: 40 seeds (direct seeds avg. 18', avg. 32 transplants).