Forerunners to modern Brussels sprouts were likely cultivated in ancient Rome. Brussels sprouts as we now know them were grown possibly as early as the 13th century in what is now Belgium. The first written reference dates to 1587. During the 16th century, they enjoyed a popularity in the southern Netherlands that eventually spread throughout the cooler parts of Northern Europe. Cool season biennial in the Brassica oleracea species with cauliflower, cabbage, collards, kale, broccoli and kohlrabi. Delicious brussels sprouts recipes.
Companions: nasturtiums, marigolds, dill, celery, camomiles, sage, peppermint, rosemary