Brussels Sprouts Hestia F1
2015 AAS Vegetable Award Winner
Hestia is only the second Brussels Sprouts ever to be granted an AAS Winner designation. This is an excellent flavored trendy and popular vegetable with a bright green exterior and smooth, dense yellow interior. The erect plant maintains its nice habit throughout the season and was judged notably more uniform than comparison varieties. Hestia tolerates much cooler temperatures and the flavor improves deliciously when the temperatures dip into the 30’s. Nice, erect Brussels Sprouts with great flavor. Potential for a second season crop in many areas as variety tolerates both warm weather and cool. Other varieties require cooler temperatures for sweetness.
|AAS Winner Primary Details|
|Award:||AAS Vegetable Award Winner|
|Award Type:||Regional Winner (Southeast, Mountain/Southwest)|
|Variety Name:||Hestia F1|
|Common Name:||Brussels Sprouts|
|Breeder:||Bejo Seeds, Inc.|
|Close Market Comparison:||Gustus F1, Royal Marvel F1|
|Light Needs:||Full sun|
|Season Type:||Cold Season|
|Foliage Color:||Dark green|
|Plant Height:||Tall: Over 24"|
|Garden Spacing:||18 to 24 inches apart, rows 3 feet apart|
|Days To Harvest (Transplant):||100 days|
|Fruit Color (Harvest):||Bright green exterior, yellow interior|
|Fruit Size:||1-inch diameter|
|Fruit Flavor Description:||Excellent flavor|
|Number Of Fruits Per Plant:||Up to 100 sprouts|
|Plant Spread:||24 inches|
How to Grow
Space transplants 18-24" apart in full sun. In cold-winter weather areas, sow as a transplant in spring for a summer-fall harvest. In mild-winter areas, plant in late summer and fall for winter-to-spring production. Potential for a second season crop in many areas as Hestia F1 tolerates both warm weather and cool. Can be planted a little later by mid-July. Other varieties must be planted by May and require cooler temperatures for sweetness.
Harvest can be progressive from bottom to top of stalk over several weeks. Or, when lowest sprouts are thumb-nail size, break off very top of plant to get uniform sprouts along entire stem.