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Annual Biennial

Brassica oleracea (Gemmifera Group) 'Brodie'
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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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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
1 year
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Neutral, Alkaline
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Brassicaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Columnar upright
Genus

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

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Propagate by seed. See sowing vegetable seeds or sowing seeds indoors

Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

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

Diseases

May be susceptible to black rot, clubroot, downy mildew, foot and root rot, leaf spot, white blister

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