IMPORTANT: You are using an old browser. You will not be able to checkout using this browser for data security reasons. Please use another browser or upgrade this one to continue. Read more.

Brussels Sprouts, Dimitri Hybrid

Short Description

One of the easiest to grow.

Full Description

If these flavor-packed Brussels sprouts were any easier to harvest, they'd have to fling themselves into your garden basket. There's no need to top these easy-picking plants. As soon as the hybrid plant's leaves break off and shed, it's harvest time, and the ripe 1"-1.5" round sprouts are yours for the picking. 105 days.
Buy this product
Item # Product
Order
Quantity
Price
Item#: 57020A
Order: 1 Pkt. (25 seeds)
- +
$4.95
Add to Wish List

In Stock

Product properties

Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

100-110 days

Fruit Size The average size of the fruit produced by this product.

1-2 inches

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

24-28 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

24-28 inches

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow/Indoor Sow

the burpee

difference

100%

satisfaction
guaranteed

non-gmo
since 1876

Images

Brussels Sprouts, Dimitri Hybrid, , large
Enlarge Photo
Print Page

Video

How To Direct Sow Seeds
Learn how to direct sow seeds from Burpee's expert horticulturist.
Watch video
Planting Broccoli
The flavor of garden-fresh broccoli is beyond compare to anything you find in the supermarket. This cool-season favorite is best grown in spring and fall.
Watch video

How to Sow and Plant

Brussels sprouts may be direct sown or started indoors early for fall and spring crops, or purchased as transplants for a fall crop.

Sowing Seed Indoors:

  • Sow seeds from spring to early summer in the north; in the south and other frost-free areas, sow from fall to spring.
  • Start seeds indoors about 8 weeks before outdoor planting.
  • Sow seeds ¼ inches deep in seed-starting formula
  • Keep the soil moist at 70 degrees F
  • Seedlings emerge in 10-21 days
  • As soon as seedlings emerge, provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill or grow seedlings 3-4 inches beneath fluorescent plant lights turned on 16 hours per day, off for 8 hours at night. Raise the lights as the plants grow taller. Incandescent bulbs will not work for this process because they will get too hot. Most plants require a dark period to grow, do not leave lights on for 24 hours.
  • Seedlings do not need much fertilizer, feed when they are 3-4 weeks old using a starter solution (half strength of a complete indoor houseplant food) according to manufacturer’s directions.
  • If you are growing in small cells, you may need to transplant the seedlings to 3 or 4 inch pots when seedlings have at least 3 pairs of leaves before transplanting to the garden so they have enough room to develop strong roots.
  • Before planting in the garden, seedling plants need to be “hardened off”. Accustom young plants to outdoor conditions by moving them to a sheltered place outside for a week. Be sure to protect them from wind and hot sun at first. If frost threatens at night, cover or bring containers indoors, then take them out again in the morning. This hardening off process toughens the plant’s cell structure and reduces transplant shock and scalding.

Sowing Directly in the Garden:

  • Sow seeds from spring to early summer in the north; in the south and other frost-free areas, sow from fall to spring.
  • Sow in average soil in a sunny location in early spring or in midsummer for a fall crop.
  • In rows 2 feet apart, sow seeds thinly and cover with ¼ inch of fine soil.
  • Keep evenly moist. Water gently.
  • Seedlings emerge in 10-21 days.
  • Thin to stand about 24 inches apart when seedlings are 2-3 inches high

Planting from Transplants in Fall:

  • Select a location in full sun with good rich moist organic soil.
  • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 8 inches. Level with a rake to remove clumps of grass and stones.
  • Dig a hole for each plant large enough to amply accommodate the root ball. Space plants 2 feet apart in rows 3 feet apart.
  • Carefully remove the plant from its pot and gently loosen the root ball with your hands to encourage good root development.
  • Place the top of the root ball even with the level of the surrounding soil. Fill with soil to the top of the root ball. Press soil down firmly with your hand.
  • Use the plant tag as a location marker.
  • Thoroughly water and apply a light mulch layer on top of the soil (1-2 inches) to conserve water and reduce weeds.

How to Grow

  • Move plants to a sheltered location outdoors for one week before transplanting into the garden to “harden off.”
  • After the last heavy frost, transplant hardened-off seedlings outdoors to an area with rich, well-drained soil, in full sun. Set them 2 feet apart in rows 3 feet apart.
  • While small, floating row covers will help to keep pests at bay.
  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. Avoid disturbing the soil around the plants when weeding.
  • Keep plants well watered during dry periods to promote rapid, uninterrupted growth. Brussels sprouts need 1-1 ½ inches of water weekly.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.

Harvest and Preserving Tips

  • After a light frost, harvest sprouts 1-1 ½ inches in diameter. Remove only the leaves below the row of sprouts you pick and twist them off stems. Start from the bottom of the plant and work your way up.
  • Harvest as many sprouts as desired.
  • Store harvested sprouts in the refrigerator up to 3 weeks.
  • You can blanch or freeze sprouts. To do this, drop into boiling water for 2 minutes, then plunge into cold water to stop the cooking, drain and store in freezer bags or vacuum bags.
  • Brussels sprouts are excellent steamed, roasted and sautéed.
Days To Maturity
100-110 days
Fruit Size
1-2 inches
Sun
Full Sun
Spread
24-28 inches
Height
24-28 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Sow Time
6-8 weeks BLF
Thin
12 inches
Life Cycle
Annual
Brussels Sprouts, Dimitri Hybrid is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No Luck I planted 16 seeds (nearly the entire packet), but not a single one germinated/sprouted. Unfortunately disappointed, as I was very excited to grow Brussels Sprouts this year. Burpee promptly refunded my purchase price for the packet. I will probably try a different variety next year.
Date published: 2015-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A time-saver in the garden. Summer is always a busy time at Fordhook. If I wasn’t slicing up tomatoes to taste, I was prepping a bed for fall planting. Dimitri saved a step in labor by throwing buttons without being topped and the fall yield was sweet and creamy. A delicious time saver, and winner in my trial book.
Date published: 2011-02-03
  • 2016-05-26T06:12CST
  • bvseo_cps, prod_bvrr, vn_cps_3.2.1
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_2
  • loc_en_US, sid_prod001618, PRD, sort_mostRecent
  • clientName_Burpee