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Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera 'Red Delicious' (Brussels sprout 'Red Delicious')

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skill rating
4 hours care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera 'Red Delicious'

Other names

Brussels sprout 'Red Delicious'

Genus

Brassica Brassica

Variety or Cultivar

'Red Delicious' _ 'Red Delicious' is a late season sprout with tightly packed, red buttons that are ready in December but will hold until March. Retain their colour when cooked.


Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera 'Red Delicious' is: Deciduous

Habit

Irregular, Upright

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn; Green in Winter

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Birds , Cabbage caterpillars , Cabbage gall weevil , Cabbage root fly , Cabbage stem flea beetle , Cabbage whitefly , Chafer grubs in lawns , Cutworms , Diamond-back moth , Flea beetles , Mealy cabbage aphid , Slugs , Snails , Swede midge Birds , Cabbage caterpillars , Cabbage gall weevil , Cabbage root fly , Cabbage stem flea beetle , Cabbage whitefly , Chafer grubs in lawns , Cutworms , Diamond-back moth , Flea beetles , Mealy cabbage aphid , Slugs , Snails , Swede midge

Diseases

This variety has fairly good disease resistance.

Black rot , Clubroot , Downy mildew , Foot and root rot , Grey mould , Leaf spot , White blister Black rot , Clubroot , Downy mildew , Foot and root rot , Grey mould , Leaf spot , White blister

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera 'Red Delicious' (Brussels sprout 'Red Delicious') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation

Plant in prepared, well-compacted, non-acidic soil in sun in the autumn. Plant in an area vacated by non-brassica crop.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera 'Red Delicious'

Other names

Brussels sprout 'Red Delicious'

Genus

Brassica Brassica

Variety or Cultivar

'Red Delicious' _ 'Red Delicious' is a late season sprout with tightly packed, red buttons that are ready in December but will hold until March. Retain their colour when cooked.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Irregular, Upright


Colour

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn; Green in Winter


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Birds , Cabbage caterpillars , Cabbage gall weevil , Cabbage root fly , Cabbage stem flea beetle , Cabbage whitefly , Chafer grubs in lawns , Cutworms , Diamond-back moth , Flea beetles , Mealy cabbage aphid , Slugs , Snails , Swede midge

Diseases

This variety has fairly good disease resistance.

Specific diseases

Black rot , Clubroot , Downy mildew , Foot and root rot , Grey mould , Leaf spot , White blister

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera 'Red Delicious' (Brussels sprout 'Red Delicious') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.6m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Add to salads, Flavouring food and drinks

Cultivation

Plant in prepared, well-compacted, non-acidic soil in sun in the autumn. Plant in an area vacated by non-brassica crop.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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