- We grow both green and red Brussels sprouts. In September we "top" them by cutting the top growth point off and bunching them like young collards. Tasty! In the late fall and winter the sprouts mature and we harvest both by the stalk and individually as needed. Finally in the spring, as the plants begin to think about flowering we harvest Brussels sprout rapini, perhaps the tastiest of all.
Brussels sprouts can be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper drawer. Do not remove the outer leaves before storage, wait to remove them before use.
Raw Brussels sprouts contain excellent levels of vitamin C and vitamin K, with more moderate amounts of B vitamins, such as folic acid and vitamin B6
- Production of Brussels sprouts in the United States began in the 18th century, when French settlers brought them to Louisiana.
- Sprouts are considered to be sweetest after a frost.