Blown sprouts

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Blown sprouts
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A Brussels sprout showing blown sprouts

Symptoms[edit | edit source]

Brussels sprouts sometimes produce open, leafy sprouts instead of hard, round buttons. These are known as blown sprouts. The causes are similar to the factors responsible for heartless cabbage - not enough well-rotted organic matter in the soil, too little consolidation of the ground before planting and failure to plant firmly.

Treatment[edit | edit source]

Remove blown sprouts promptly.

Prevention[edit | edit source]

Make sure the plants are kept well watered during dry weather and avoid planting too closely. Choose an F1 hybrid variety.

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