Brassica oleracea var. gemmifera

Divino F1 Brussels Sprouts

Days to Maturity: 110 days

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Uniform, medium-sized sprouts that hold well in the field on tall stalks.

Suited for whole-stalk harvest, Divino F1 is an excellent producer of beautiful, dark green sprouts. Stalks are strong and resist lodging, with smaller leaves than Nautic F1, allowing airflow which helps prevent disease. A productive and reliable variety for late season harvest of incredibly clean, unblemished sprouts. A standout on our trials farm. From our partners at Bejo Seeds.

  • Whole-stalk harvest
  • Hybrid
Note: High Mowing ensures all seed lots of this variety are independently tested for the diseases black rot (Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris) and black leg (Leptosphaeria maculans, anamorph Phoma lingam). Only seed lots that test negative for black rot and black leg are released for sale.
6.8-11.3M (9.3M avg) seeds/oz, 110-180M (150M avg) seeds/lb. M=1,000. Direct seeding rate: 2 seeds every 18?, thin to 1 plant in rows 18-30" apart. Transplants: 18? apart in rows 18-30" apart.

Cultural Info

Brussels Sprouts are a cool season biennial in the Brassicaceae family, sharing species name Brassica oleracea  with cauliflower, cabbage,  collards, kale, broccoli, and kohlrabi.

Soil Nutrients and Requirements

Brussels sprouts love a rich well drained loam. They are heavy feeders; side dress when plants are 12” tall.

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When to Sow

Direct seed as soon as ground can be worked or start transplants indoors 4-6 weeks before planting date.


Sprout formation will begin at the base of the stalk; to encourage development of the upper sprouts for uniform maturity, pinch out the growing tip of the plant in late summer when bottom sprout is as big as an average thumb. Or, harvest sprouts individually from the bottom of the stalk when they are about 1-1.5” in diameter. Fall planted Brussels sprouts will become sweeter after a few light frosts.


Store at just above freezing, 95% humidity for 3-5 weeks, or keep in freezer.

Pest Info

  • Cabbage looper, imported cabbage worm, and diamondback moth are of the Lepidoptera order and can thus be controlled by Bacillus thuringiensis (such as Dipel DF) and/or spinosad (such as Entrust™), preferentially in rotation with one another to prevent selection of resistant individuals (check with your certifier before applying).
  • Protect plants from flea beetles by using floating row covers in the early season.
  • Root maggots can be controlled by applying beneficial nematodes.

Disease Info

  • Black rot (Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris) first appears as V-shaped, yellow lesions at leaf margin. Infected plants should be pulled up immediately, and plantings should never be worked during wet conditions.
  • Fusarium yellows, caused by the bacteria Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. conglutinan, manifests as yellowing of the lower leaves 2-4 weeks after transplanting.  Yellowing moves to upper leaves and ultimately causes wilt.
  • Fungal diseases can be prevented by spraying with copper hydroxide (such as Champion WP™and/or oxidate (such as Storox™), but are best prevented by production practices that build soil and promote vigorous plant growth.
  • Clubroot is a soil borne disease which stunts the roots of the plants so that they are not able to develop normally. Rotate crops and add lime to raise soil pH to 7.2.


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