~ Seed for BRUSSELS SPROUTS ~'Sanda' Brussels Sprout
The essential cold-weather vegetable. Sanda is extremely cold hardy for harvesting throughout the winter. We like it because it makes nice round tight sprouts quite early in the year, but then stands well for a long time overwinter .
Cold-hardy sprout. Sow March/April for harvesting throughout the winter
Order BSSA - 1g (lots) £
'Seven Hills' Brussels Sprout
This is an old favourite of ours. A rare sprout that is almost extinct commercially, there are only a couple of kilos of seed produced worldwide each year now.
Its a shame as it is an excellent variety, ideal particularly for those of you who are in more exposed positions, as it has very tight sprouts on shorter, compact, sturdy plants - They are only 2ft tall (compared to 2ft6 for a normal varietey) You get just as many sprouts, they're just squeezed in more closely together on the stem.
So, it is a good choice if you have problems with the wind blowing your sprouts over. Stands well through the winter.
Sturdy, ideal for exposed sites. Seed is very hard to obtain, so consider saving your own.
Order BSHi - 0.9 g (we think that's about 200 seeds, but it is easy to lose count. . .) £
'Roodnerf' Brussels Sprout
An old Dutch strain with a good reputation for producing large numbers of nice tight sprouts. In scientific studies it has been found to be particularly resistant to insects and disease.
Well regarded as one of the best of the old fashioned sprout varieties still in existence. But it is quite tall, so not for windy sites.
Order BSRo- 1g of seed £
"The only way I can describe these plants is 'magnificent'. Almost 5 feet tall with sturdy stems absolutely smothered in firm, tasty sprouts they were most certainly a talking point on our allotment, to the point I have sown lots for my fellow allotmenteers this year (a testament to the amount of seed in each packet.) I was still picking sprouts in February this year from each plant which is excellent." - Mel Morgan
Saving Brussels Sprout Seed:
Brussels sprouts are in the same family as Broccoli,
so follow the pictures there.
There are more detailed home-seed saving guides (printable) over to the left of this page,
in the box titled 'SeedSaving', with sheets on drying and storing your seed too.
And of course, seed-saving is only possible because these are all real, non-hybrid varieties.