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Brassica oleracea (Gemmifera Group) 'Red Ball'

 

Brussels Sprouts 'Red Ball'

Brussels sprouts are grown for the buds that look like miniature cabbages, and are usually 2.5 - 4 cms. in diameter, that grow up the stem of the plant. The leafy tops of the plants can also be cooked as leafy greens. 'Red Ball' bears red Brussels Sprouts. Red Brussels Sprouts are usually a little smaller than green ones, but have better flavour. They crop from early Autumn through to Spring

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plant Features
  • Brussels Sprouts Red Ball likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Brussels Sprouts Red Ball likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Brussels Sprouts Red Ball is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Brussels Sprouts Red Ball likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
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plant information

Common name

Brussels Sprouts 'Red Ball'

Latin name

Brassica oleracea (Gemmifera Group) 'Red Ball'

type

Annual

family

Brassicaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Brussels Sprouts Red Ball likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Brussels Sprouts Red Ball is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Brussels Sprouts Red Ball likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Brussels Sprouts Red Ball likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Brussels Sprouts Red Ball is 0.40meters x 1.30meters 0.40 M 1.30 M

Brassica oleracea (Gemmifera Group) 'Red Ball'

Brussels sprouts are grown for the buds that look like miniature cabbages, and are usually 2.5 - 4 cms. in diameter, that grow up the stem of the plant. The leafy tops of the plants can also be cooked as leafy greens. 'Red Ball' bears red Brussels Sprouts. Red Brussels Sprouts are usually a little smaller than green ones, but have better flavour. They crop from early Autumn through to Spring


Propagating by seed

From Late Winter TO Late Spring

Sow seeds in trays in the greenhouse in late Winter. Sow the seeds about 1" apart, and thin out the weaker plants as they grow. Or, for a later crop, sow direct in the soil in mid Spring.

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Summer

Seedlings started off in the greenhouse should be hardened off gradually before being planted outside. Plant 12" - 24" apart (depending on the size of the variety being grown) and allow at least 1' between rows. Firm the plants in well, and give them a really good puddle of water. Seedlings that were sown direct in the soil should be thinned out to 12" apart (or replanted)

 
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