Brassica oleracea gemmifera group 'Trafalgar'

Brussels sprouts

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Just imagine a Brussels sprout which you can serve at the dinner table, and the children come back for seconds! 'Trafalgar' will actually make that happen with its extra sweet flavour. It's bound to please most adults too. It will yield a heavy crop of medium-sized, firm, button sprouts from mid-December to late March. The sprouts keep their excellent quality over a long period of time. You can sow seed in gentle heat indoors from February to early April, but the usual method is to sow seed in a seed-bed in April and transplant the plants to their final stations in July and early August.

Family: Brassicaceae

Genus: Brassica

Species: oleracea gemmifera group

Cultivar: Trafalgar

Plant type: Vegetable

Flower colour: Yellow

Foliage colour: Dark green

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 120cm

Time to plant seeds: February to April

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