Scientific name, Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera. Taxonomy navigation. Up › Brassica oleracea. Down Terminal (leaf) node. Common name, Brussel sprouts. Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera. Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera. Common Name(s): Brussels sprouts. Categories: Fruits and Vegetables. Brussels sprout (Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera) as its name suggests, originated in Belgium, probably near Brussels. Although Brussels sprouts were.

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In Continental Europethe largest producers are the Netherlands, at 82, metric tons, and Germany, at 10, tons. Brassica oleracea Plants described in Media related to Brassica oleracea at Wikimedia Commons.

Brussels sprouts cultivar unknown. View December 23, They are of excellent qualityafter first frost while the quality is very low when harvested in hot weather.

Brussels sprout

The leaves are fleshier and thicker than other Brassica species—an adaptation that helps it store water and nutrients in its difficult growing environment. Harvest sprouts they are about two inches in diameter.


To ensure even cooking throughout, buds of a similar size are usually chosen. The Brussels sprout is a member of the Gemmifera Group of cabbages Brassica oleraceagrown for its edible okeracea.

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This page was last edited on 25 Decemberat Archived from the original on Sugar Culham Research Group. This article is about the plant. Brussels sprouts are a cultivar group of the same species as broccolicabbagecollard greenskaleand kohlrabi ; they are cruciferous they belong to the Brassicaceae family; old name Cruciferae.

In one reported incident, eating too many Brussels sprouts precipitated hospitalization for an individual on blood-thinning therapy.

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Any surplus stem is cut away, and any loose surface leaves are peeled and discarded. Common Pests and Diseases Caterpillars, and aphids on stressed plants that suffer from a lack of moisture and nutrients.

Forerunners to modern Brussels sprouts were probably cultivated in Ancient Rome. About Alastair Culham A professional botanist and biologist with an beassica in promoting biological knowledge and awareness to all.

Side dress with fertilizer when 1 foot tall. Strip lower leaves if the sprouts are small. Prefers cool, moist conditions and has a long growing season. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.


Archived from the original on September 13, Many cultivars are available; some are purple in color, such as ‘Ruby Crunch’ or ‘Red Bull’. Currently, several thousand acres are planted in coastal areas of San MateoSanta Cruzand Monterey counties of Californiawhich offer an ideal combination of coastal fog and cool temperatures year-round.

Harvest Time Harvest sprouts they are about two inches in diameter. United States Department of Agriculture. Brassica Raphanus Cruciferous Biochemistry genera list. View December 20, Overcooking renders the buds gray and soft, and they then develop a strong flavor and odor that some dislike for its garlic – or onion -odor properties.

But today there is a distinctly sweet taste […]. Harvest Sprouts are ready to be picked four to five months after transplanting. Brassica oleracea Wild cabbage plants Scientific classification Kingdom: