Scientific Name: Brassica oleracea (Gemmifera Group)
Common Name: Brussels sprout
Family Name: Brassicaceae
Origin: Europe, Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 2: (-46 to -40 °C)
Plant Type: Annual, Biennial
Mature Size: 0.4 - 0.7m x 0.6 - 1.0m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Very coarse
Landscape Uses: Urban agriculture
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Humus rich
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Obovate, Orbicular, Reniform, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Yellow, Sep-Oct
Fruit: Silique, Green-yellow, Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves alternalte, blades obovate to orbicular to reniform, 15-24cm long x 18-25cm wide, apex rounded; leaf buds 1-4cm round called "Brussel sprouts" form along the lower stem in the leaf axils.