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Brassicas: Brussels Sprouts, Kale, Kohlrabi and Asian Greens

With dozens of brassica vegetable varieties to choose from, the right selection means the difference between success and disappointment. Use this guide to determine what Brussels sprouts, kale, kohlrabi and Asian greens will suit you best.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Brussels Sprouts <em>&lsquo;Red Delicious&rsquo;</em>

This magnificent variety is a striking shade of red-tinged-purple from its crowning leaves to the base of its stem. Unlike many other red varieties, the sprouts retain their color after cooking and have a fine flavor.

Sow: Early to mid-spring
Harvest: Early winter
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil, moist soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun

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