Marte Brussels Sprouts

New! 100-110 days. Marte is a vigorous, extra productive, 3’-tall variety with large, uniformly sized and spaced, tasty green sprouts without any bitterness. It’s disease-resistant and reliable. (F1.)

One packet of about 75 seeds
In stock
Item
#1452
$5.25
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  • These mini-Brassicas grow on long stiff stems, vaguely resembling Martian walking sticks. Faithful fans love them, particularly when their innate sweetness is brought out after a frost. The sprouts make "antifreeze" to cope with the cold, and the antifreeze happens to be sugar! Raise as transplants, sowing Brussels Sprouts seeds in a cool greenhouse or in a protected growing area, planting out into the garden 12 weeks before the first fall frost. Resist the temptation to grow giant sprouts! Enjoy them young and tender, harvesting while small and tightly-wrapped low on the stem, allowing the higher ones to remain. Or, pinch the growing top and harvest the entire stem. Convert your whole family into Brussels Sprouts aficionados. Serve Union Square Cafe’s Hashed Brussels Sprouts with Poppy Seeds and Lemon (thunderous applause). Or, roast whole Brussels Sprouts to detonate their sweet nuttiness: toss them lightly in olive oil, coarse sea salt and black pepper. Roast them for 12 minutes on a metal tray in a preheated 425°F oven. Flip them over, and roast for another 12 minutes until sweetly caramelized (pop in mouth like candy). For more hearty fare, try our Heavenly Sprouts: steamed, dried and sautéed with bacon batons and sliced Onions. Deer resistant.

    Average seed life: 3 years.

These mini-Brassicas grow on long stiff stems, vaguely resembling Martian walking sticks. Faithful fans love them, particularly when their innate sweetness is brought out after a frost. The sprouts make "antifreeze" to cope with the cold, and the antifreeze happens to be sugar! Raise as transplants, sowing Brussels Sprouts seeds in a cool greenhouse or in a protected growing area, planting out into the garden 12 weeks before the first fall frost. Resist the temptation to grow giant sprouts! Enjoy them young and tender, harvesting while small and tightly-wrapped low on the stem, allowing the higher ones to remain. Or, pinch the growing top and harvest the entire stem. Convert your whole family into Brussels Sprouts aficionados. Serve Union Square Cafe’s Hashed Brussels Sprouts with Poppy Seeds and Lemon (thunderous applause). Or, roast whole Brussels Sprouts to detonate their sweet nuttiness: toss them lightly in olive oil, coarse sea salt and black pepper. Roast them for 12 minutes on a metal tray in a preheated 425°F oven. Flip them over, and roast for another 12 minutes until sweetly caramelized (pop in mouth like candy). For more hearty fare, try our Heavenly Sprouts: steamed, dried and sautéed with bacon batons and sliced Onions. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 3 years.
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