Brassica oleracea (Gemmifera Group) 'Brodie'
Brussels sprout 'Brodie'
A top performing hardy annual sprout that is the customer favourite for flavour in supermarket trials because of its exceptional mild-sweet taste. It has a good holding ability and can be harvested between September and December, perfect for Christmas Day dinner
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Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height1 year
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
Colour & scent
- Full sun
West–facing or South–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
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How to grow
Grow in fertile, moist but well drained, non-acid soil in full sun. Sow indoors from February or sow direct in March at a depth of 1cm and a distance of 30cm between rows. See vegetable cultivation
Propagate by seed. See sowing vegetable seeds or sowing seeds indoors
Suggested planting locations and garden types
No pruning required
May be susceptible to birds, cabbage caterpillars, cabbage gall weevil, cabbage root fly, cabbage stem flea beetle, cabbage whitefly, cutworms, flea beetles, mealy cabbage aphid, slugs and snails, swede midge
May be susceptible to black rot, clubroot, downy mildew, foot and root rot, leaf spot, white blister
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