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A delightful season-extender with colourful purple sprouts and a nutty flavour.
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.
How long does it take for Red Ball brussel sprout seeds to germinate? Red Ball Brussels sprouts are best sown into a tray and can take between 7 and 12 days to sprout. Once the germination has taken place wait 3 weeks before planting into your garden or greenhouse.
Is it easy to grow Red Ball Brussels sprouts? Anybody can grow Brussels sprouts and they take up little space in your garden after the germination process. Sow your Brussels sprout seeds into a modular tray 4 weeks before the last frost.
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