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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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Trafalgar Brussels Sprouts Considered Sweetest
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Brussels Sprouts <em>&lsquo;Trafalgar&rsquo;</em> F1

If your aim is sweet sprouts for Christmas, then this variety will not disappoint. Dense crops of firm, uniformly-sized sprouts grow on tall, sturdy plants and can be harvested throughout the winter.

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



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