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About This Plant...
Family: Brassicaceae
Genus and species: Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera
Growing Season: spring and fall
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 6-8 weeks
When to transplant to garden: 4 weeks before to 3 weeks after last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: 16 weeks before first fall frost, for a fall crop
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: -
Germination temp.: -
Sowing depth: 1/4 inch
Days to maturity: 85-95 days from transplant
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 18-24 inches
Spacing between rows: 24-30 inches
Growing On...
Pests: imported cabbageworms, cabbage loopers, cabbage root maggots, flea beetles, aphids
Diseases: black rot, clubroot, downy mildew, white mold
Harvest: pick sprouts from the bottom up when they are 1 to 1-1/2 inches wide
Growing tips: flavor improves after a light frost


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