Full of vitamins, Brussels sprouts - an excellent way of cooking various dishes, for example, a garnish to meat or as a component for cooking the first dish. In general, to meet the summer residents who decided to grow this vegetable on their site, it can be infrequent. Many are afraid of ignorance of the bases of care for culture. In addition, it remains unclear when to harvest the Brussels sprouts.
When to harvest a Brussels sprout?
This crop is significantly different from other types of cabbage. On the cylindrical barrel forms a large number of small-sized heads. By the way, on the trunk can form from 25 to 40 fruits.
If we talk about when to harvest the Brussels sprouts, then we need to focus on the fact that from the moment of the formation of buds in the leaf axils before maturation, almost three months pass.
I would like to warn that culture sings unevenly. Usually the first heads are ready for use already in the first days of October. Moreover, it is necessary to cut off the fruits selectively: on the thick trunk the largest, already mature kochanchiki choose. Usually they are located at the very bottom. The most delicious are the buds, which are still tightly closed. Their size should reach 2.5-4 cm in diameter. When cutting crops, try not to damage the leaves of the vegetable. Collect kochanchiki it is possible with hands or a sharp knife.
By the way, timely collection of Brussels sprouts will stimulate the growth of other heads and the appearance of new ones in the upper part of the head. And, as the experienced truck farmers say, be afraid that with the arrival of frosts the vegetable will deteriorate and become inedible, it is not worth it. On the contrary, the taste of Brussels sprouts from the drop in temperature only improves and becomes thinner and sweeter.
Duration of harvesting usually lasts until late autumn until November.