These mini-cabbages mature best in cool weather, otherwise turn flimsy and bitter.
Brussel sprouts are an excellent source of Vitamin K
Brussel sprouts taste sweetest after a surviving a frost.
The odor associated with sprouts comes from the organic compound glucosinolate sinigrin, which only reduces sulfuric smells when overcooked.
The sprouts earliest ancestors were grown in ancient Rome, although they didn’t resemble modern varieties until the 13th century.
For just 43 calories, Brussel sprouts boast 102 percent of your daily Vitamin C.
Thomas Jefferson’s slaves famously grew Brussel sprouts at Monticello.
Plant Form: Vegetable
Exposure: Full Sun
Harvest: 100 – 110 days
Native to: Belgium