Bubbles Brussels sprouts is prized for excellent flavor and the ability to hold well on the plant so that you can enjoy an extended harvest. The green sprouts, or 'mini-cabbages' are very well protected by the leaves. Bubbles hybrid is more tolerant of warm weather than most varieties and is also tolerant to powdery mildew and rust. Plants get about two feet tall. High in protein. An excellent source of vitamin C. Freeze well for storage. Space transplants 18 inches apart.
Brussels sprouts like a long period of cool weather to make the best sprouts. Plant in early spring in the North. In mild climates they do very well planted in late summer and early fall to mature as the weather get cooler.
Typespring and fall vegetable
Categoriesvegetable fruit or berry, cool season vegetable
Soilrich, well-drained; soil pH should be between 6.0 and 7.0 for best growth and to discourage clubroot disease
Height2 to 2 feet
FertilizerIn the absence of a soil test, incorporate plenty of nitrogen-rich amendments to the soil. These include blood meal, cottonseed meal, or composted manure. Or, you may apply a timed-release vegetable fertilizer such as 14-14-14 according to label directions. Work the fertilizer thoroughly into the soil before planting. Or fertilize regularly with a liquid formula such as Bonnie's Herb and Vegetable Food beginning when you plant. Use according to label directions; plants love the liquid feeding.
DiagnosisInsects that attack Brussels sprouts include harlequin bugs, cabbage loopers, diamondback moth, imported cabbageworm, cutworms, cabbage maggot, thrips, and webworms. Aphids are especially difficult to control. Plants are also bothered by powdery mildew and rust, but you can buy varieties that are resistant to these diseases.