Brussels Sprout - Falstaff
This is a novelty purple-red sprout, adding a touch of colour to your plate. Brussels Sprout Falstaff matures over a long period, and has a milder, nuttier flavour than standard green types. The colour develops great intensity after a hard frost, and is retained when the sprouts are cooked, steamed or microwaved.
Sow seeds from March to April thinly into a well-prepared seed bed, 1cm deep in drills 30cm apart. Prefers a moist, rich, well-drained soil. Thin seedlings to 1cm apart when large enough to handle, then later transplant to final position, allowing 75cm x 75cm between plants. Water well until plants are established.