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125 days. In our trials, Franklin has been one of the earliest maturing of all the Brussels sprouts. It has the added bonus of high quality, uniform, firm sprouts. The plants are quite tall and have less woody stalks, so whole stem harvests are possible. For a delightful dish, try roasting Franklin with some garlic, olive oil, and finish with just a splash of mirin.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Laurie B.
Unsure about the timing

When I bought these from Territorial in 2020 they were marked as "80 Days". This year the description shows 125 Days, so I'm a bit confused.

I tried these in 2020 for the first time in my garden at 9,000 ft elevation. Knowing I have a short season, I wasn't sure if they'd make it, which is why I was delighted to find a brussels sprout that would mature in 80 days.

The result: These were harvested 175 Days after transplanting to the garden. When harvested they were maybe 1/2 to 3/4". I waited as long as I could to harvest them, even after a few frosty cold nights (they were under cover). We were expecting a good snow and cold spell and I really needed to harvest them. Although small, they were quite good. Please note that just about everything I grow here takes a good deal longer to mature than the packets say.

For 2021 I will try them again, but plan to grow them longer indoors before transplanting out. Every year is different here, so hopefully this summer will be better.

Stella S.
extra good!

Territorial wrote an article sometime last year about the timing for planting brussels sprouts. In years past I had tried to grow them and they were always attacked by aphids - to the point of inedibility - imagine aphids floating up in the cooking water! Because of this, I gave up on growing them. THEN the article last summer. i bought Franklin and Roodnerf seeds and planted them based on the Territorial timeline - indoors under lights then transplanting. We have had several meals from these plants so far and many more will come. The Franklin produced earlier - we'll see about Roodnerf later. We have not had an aphid problem on them, although there were some on the blue kale nearby. TIMING IS EVERYTHING!!! Thank you, Territorial!

Soil Temp for Germ 55–75°F
Seed Depth ¼"
Seed Spacing 4–6"
Days to Emergence 5–17
Thin Plants to 24"
Row Spacing 18–36"
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 75%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 240–340
Seed Life 3–4 years

Brassica oleracea, Gemmifera Group. These mini cabbage look-alikes are packed with health-promoting goodness. Just over a cup of these flavorful 'buttons' contain nearly 150% of the RDA of vitamin K. They're also loaded with dietary fiber and the metabolite, indole-3-carbinol, an effective immune regulator, anti-bacterial & anti-viral agent.

Days to maturity are calculated from June 15th transplant.

• Brussels sprouts perform best in cool weather and in fertile, well-drained soils
• Proper timing is needed in order to grow large mature plants, which then develop buds during cooler fall weather
• Provide plants consistent, even water (1 inch per week)
• Brussels Sprouts benefit from high fertility early in development and less as they mature (use a slow release fertilizer at transplant and later only if symptoms of deficiency occur)

Direct Sowing
• Not recommended

• Start indoors 4-6 weeks before your anticipated transplant date
• While Brussels Sprouts can be started in summer and transplanted as late as September, to achieve the largest stalks and highest yield, we recommend sowing mid-May and transplanting mid-June
• At transplant, work in 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer around the base of each plant

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: See Brassica Insect Information below
• Disease prevention: 5-7 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Brussels sprouts are best after a couple of frosts
• Mature buds should be 1-1 1/2 inch, firm and well formed
• Begin picking sprouts from the bottom; upper sprouts will continue to mature as lower ones are harvested
• Alternatively, you can mature the entire stalk by cutting off the top at the growing point when sprouts are present throughout and bottom sprouts are 1/2 inch in diameter; sprouts will mature within a couple weeks
• Store at 36°F and 100% relative humidity

Brassica Insect Information
Aphids: Control aphids with ladybugs or a hard spray of water or Pyrethrin. Also, select varieties that mature later in the season when aphid populations decline.
Cabbage worms, loopers, and root maggots: The first sign of cabbage worms will be off-white butterflies fluttering near the plants. They lay their yellowish-colored eggs on the undersides of leaves, which hatch into caterpillars that can cause severe root and head damage. To control light infestations, spray plants with Bacillus thuringiensis (B.t.). For heavy infestations, bait cabbage worms by mixing wheat bran into a B.t. solution. Add 1 tablespoon of molasses. Broadcast the bran mixture around the base of plants. Reapply as necessary. Using Reemay or Summer Insect Barrier can also provide control.
Flea beetles: Flea beetles chew tiny pinholes in leaves. Early control is essential to minimize the damage. Spray infected plants with Pyrethrin. Using floating row covers such as Summer Insect Barrier can also provide control.
Symphylans: In some areas of the US, symphylans (also known as garden centipede) can severely impede the plant growth of many crops. Only 1/4 inch long, white, and very active, they eat the root hairs of developing plants. Using larger transplants helps reduce damage. Contact your local county extension agent if you suspect you have a problem.

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