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Red Ball brussels are a unique, rich flavoured sprout which offers a nutty taste that chefs around the world appreciate. The plant is not hard to grow and they offer a red tint to your garden that you can enjoy in various dishes once it is time to harvest!
Red Ball Brussels Sprout Seeds
 Resembling a combination between the purple sprouting broccoli and the standard Brussel sprout, this new variety pleases both the eye and the palate with small, sweet sprouts and a crimson red colour that deepens as the seasons change and the frosts come on. The sprouts are a bit smaller than green Brussel sprouts, but they’re ever so much sweeter. The leaves are good too. In fact, both the sprouts and the leaves are sweet enough to be used raw in salads, but also taste lovely steamed or braised.
Like purple sprouting broccoli, Red Ball Brussel sprouts fill the winter hunger gap between January and March and produce all the way from September to April. They’re also a favourite with bees and other beneficial insects, so if you want to provide some early nectar for your pollinators, let them go to flower.
Are Red Ball Brussels sprouts hard to grow? No. Taking up very little space in the garden or allotment. Sow the seeds 4-6 weeks before your last frost date and transplant once all risk of ground frost has passed.
How long does it take for Red Bell Brussels sprouts take to germinate? It is best to start your sprout seeds in a modular seed tray to aid the germination cycle. Sow 1 seed 2cm deep and they will germinate in 7 to 12 days and be ready to plant out about 4 weeks later.
Do red brussel sprouts stay red? Yes! Unlike other plants red brussel sprouts retain the vivid red/purple colour even when cooked / steamed.
Do Brussels sprouts continue to grow after harvesting? As you start harvesting Red Ball Brussels sprouts and picking them off, you can continue to do so as long as they keep growing.
Red Ball Details
- Average Germination Time
- 7 - 14 Days
- Sowing Method
- Start in Pots / Trays
- Days to Maturity
- 150 Days
- Packet Seed Count
- Recommended Soil pH
Sow and Harvest Times