Catskill Brussels Sprouts Heirloom Seeds
Catskill produces yields of extra-large,
deep green 2" round sprouts.
Height: 20-24 inches.
This variety has strong stalks
and numerous small heads.
Introduced in 1941.
They get even sweeter after the first frost.
Harvest at once for freezing or
as needed for eating fresh.
Catskill is a good choice for freezing.
Brussels Sprouts are usually self-incompatible
and must be cross-pollinated by insects.
This means there must be a number of plants
flowering at the same time.
To maintain purity you have to ensure
that only one type flowers at once.
Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea
Approximately 100 seeds per packet.
Days to Maturity: 85-110 days
Direct sow or Seedling transplants.
Germination 5-8 days at 40-80 F (4-27 C)
Sunny position but welcomes shade
in the hottest part of the season
requiring a minimum of 3-4 hours
of direct sunlight daily.
Plant Spacing: Transplant or thin seedlings
18-24 inches (45-60 cm) apart
in rows 24-30 inches (60-75 cm) apart.
Well drained - High organic matter -
How to Harvest
Brussels Sprouts Catskill Heirloom Seeds:
Seed is produced in long pods
and should be gathered when the older
bottom pods first start to split open.
Watch them carefully as they shatter easily
when they are fully ripe.
Cut the seedpod bearing stems and dry them in a warm place.
The large seeds are easily handled and cleaned.
Of course it is essential that they are thoroughly dry before storage.