Most common Brassica pests and diseases can be prevented or controlled with basic measures. Learn the fundamentals of the primary Brassica pathogens from Johnny's Research team.
Learn why timing and temperature are critical to successful brassica production, with additional tips on brassica fertility and watering. Get key recommendations on how to grow the best heading, mini, and sprouting broccolis, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, Kalettes, and cabbages, and follow our Broccoli, Cauliflower, and Brussels Sprouts Planting Programs for optimum quality and yield, from the brassica research, breeding, and trialing team at Johnny's Selected Seeds.
Use Johnny's Brussels Sprouts Planting–Harvesting Program to expand your Brussels sprouts harvesting window, with varieties that mature from earliest to mid to latest possible seasonal yield.
Key Growing Information
Learn how to grow Brussels sprouts from seed, indoors or direct-sowing, including pest and disease control, whole-stem harvesting, storage, topping, and marketing.
Plant several varieties of Brussels sprouts with different maturity dates at the same time, and harvest in succession. The less cold-hardy Brussels sprouts varieties are faster-growing, and the more cold-hardy Brussels sprouts varieties are slower-growing. Each variety will mature in its appropriate season from a spring planting. Growers in regions with a long growing season can typically make more plantings of Diablo, the variety with the longest days to maturity. Variety and Harvest Slot Part # Variety Days to Maturity Harvest Window 3271 Hestia (F1) 93 Early (September) 3633G/3633 Dagan (F1) 100 MidEarly (October) 2421 Diablo (F1) 110 MidLate
Follow the recommendations provided in this tech sheet for successful production of Brussels sprouts (Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera). Includes information on site selection, fertility, sowing and transplanting, topping, pest and disease control, harvesting, and storage.
Learn about our planting and harvesting programs, which varieties to plant and harvest and when, based on days to maturity and seasonal planting and harvesting slots. Planting programs help you ensure highest quality and yield across the widest possible window to your markets.
Guidelines, specifics, and variety recommendations on best storage practices — temperature, humidity, and optimal shelf life — for enjoyment of classic storage crops such as roots and tubers like rutabagas, beets, turnip, cabbage, winter squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and leeks, well into the winter months.