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Brussels Sprouts Seeds

Brussels Sprout seeds produce stalks of compact, leafy green buds. These buds have a distinctive nutty flavor. Brussels sprouts like the cold and are hardy plants that enjoy full sun. These plants thrive in rich, well-drained soil with consistent moisture. A slow-growing crop, they are typically harvested in fall or early winter. The frost sweetens the flavor of the sprouts.

Survival Garden Seeds offers Brussels sprout seeds, including the popular Long Island Improved variety. Our non-GMO seeds are selected for their consistent germination, quality, and yield. They will ensure a bountiful harvest of this classic winter vegetable.

Growing Brussels Sprouts Seeds in Your Garden

  • Nutty, sweet flavor improves after frost
  • Slow-growing and cold-hardy
  • Extremely healthy and nutritious
  • Heirloom, non-GMO seeds


Brussels sprouts belong to the Brassica family. They are enjoying a renewed interest for their fantastic flavor and for their health benefits, including high levels of vitamins C and K, and fiber. These miniature cabbages grow along the central stalk. Each sprout matures from the bottom up. Brussels sprouts are native to the Mediterranean. They grow successfully in USDA hardiness zones 2 to 11, thriving in cooler temperatures.


Start Brussel sprout seeds indoors about 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost. Sow them directly in the garden in early summer for a fall harvest. Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep and space them 2 to 3 inches apart. When transplanting to the garden, or thinning, space seedlings 18 to 24 inches apart. They require plenty of room for growth.


Brussels sprouts will require consistent care. They need regular watering to maintain soil moisture, especially when sprouts start forming. These vegetables are heavy feeders. To ensure healthy growth, incorporate organic matter like compost or composted manure into the soil. As the sprouts mature, remove the lower leaves. This will encourage upward growth. Harvest sprouts from the bottom when they are firm and green, typically 1 to 2 inches in diameter. Leaving the plants in the garden through light frosts can enhance their sweetness.

Growing Brussel sprouts in your garden will be a very rewarding endeavor. With a little success, you’ll feel like you’re promoted to an experienced gardener who knows how to maintain a challenging crop. You’ll be proud to harvest these tasty and nutritious vegetables when the summer garden is long gone.

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