COUNTRY CREEK LLC
catskill brussel sprout seeds
description & nutritional value
Brussels sprouts are a member of the Brassicaceae family of vegetables and closely related to kale, cauliflower and mustard greens. The Brussels sprout has long been popular in Brussels, Belgium, and may have gained its name there. The Catskill Brussels Sprouts was developed by Arthur White of Arkport, NY, in 1941.
Brussels sprouts boast high levels of many nutrients and have been linked to several health benefits. Brussels sprouts are low in calories but high in fiber, vitamins and minerals. They are especially rich in vitamin K, which is necessary for blood clotting and bone health. They’re also high in vitamin C, an antioxidant that helps promote iron absorption and is involved in tissue repair and immune function.
how to grow in pots
Dwarf and semi-dwarf varieties, such as "Catskill" or "Long Island," work best for containers.
*Grow Brussels sprouts, one to a pot, in 12-inch-diameter containers or grow multiple plants in large planters, leaving 24 inches between plants. Only use planters with drainage holes in the bottom.
*Mix 2 parts standard potting soil with 1 part well seasoned compost to grow Brussels sprouts in pots. This compost-potting soil mix provides nutrients for the first part of the growing season.
*Water the containers when the top of the soil starts to feel dry, adding enough to thoroughly soak the potting soil all the way through. When excess water starts to leak out the bottom, it indicates the soil is thoroughly damp.
how to serve
Pan-Seared Brussels Sprouts
*Slice each Brussels sprout into 5 or 6 slices.
*Mix Dijon mustard and honey together in a small bowl.
*Heat olive oil in a large skillet over high heat.
*Add Brussels sprouts and cook for 1 minute. Pour in Dijon-honey mixture; cook and stir continuously until Brussels sprouts start to brown, 2 to 3 minutes.
*Add almonds and cherries in the last minute of cooking. Season with sea salt.
All Seeds are grown and packaged in the U.S. (Each bag is individually labeled)
All seed lots are tested for germination.
Works great with any type of sprouter.