Brassica oleracea (Gemmifera Group) 'Clodius'
Brussels sprout 'Clodius'
A biennial leafy vegetable, usually grown as an annual for its edible buds. Produces strong stems to 90cm high, that stand well over winter, with firm, bright green buttons with a sweet flavour. Ready to harvest from December to mid-February depending on sowing time
Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height1 year
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
- Columnar upright
Brassicas can be annual, biennial or perennial plants, most are upright with alternate, often glaucous leaves, long taproots and clusters of cross-shaped, yellow or white flowers. The genus includes a number of species bred to produce food crops, such as cabbages, turnips, mustards and oilseed rape, as well as others grown for their ornamental value
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun, and protect from strong winds. Where possible, avoid growing brassicas in the same soil year on year, to prevent the build up of soil-borne diseases. See the RHS A-Z Guides to vegetable cultivation for more detailed advice
Propagate by seed. See sowing vegetable seeds or sowing seeds indoors
Suggested planting locations and garden types
No pruning required
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