This cool-weather member of the cole family grows mini cabbages or sprouts on tall, straight stalks that reach up to 20 inches high. They are named after the capital of Belgium.
The sprout itself will improve in flavor with exposure to a few touches of frost.
savory, hearty, nutty, smoky, sweet (when cooked)
cooking tips + recipes
Brussels sprouts keep longer if they are left attached to the stalk (up to 5 weeks in a cold cellar), but if there's not enough refrigerator room, you can snap them off and store them unwashed in a closed plastic bag in the veggie bin for 1-2 days. They should be wrapped in plastic, a french terry bag, or beeswax to slow respiration even on the stalk.
varieties we grow