2015 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Brussels Sprouts Hestia F1
Regional Winner (Southeast, Mountain/Southwest)
2015 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Brussels Sprouts Hestia F1
Regional Winner (Southeast, Mountain/Southwest)
2015 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Brussels Sprouts Hestia F1
Regional Winner (Southeast, Mountain/Southwest)
2015 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Brussels Sprouts Hestia F1
Regional Winner (Southeast, Mountain/Southwest)

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.

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Vegetable Award Winner
Award Type: Regional Winner (Southeast, Mountain/Southwest)
Class: Brussels Sprouts
Variety Name: Hestia F1
Genus: Brassica
Species: oleracea
Year: 2015
Common Name: Brussels Sprouts
Type: Vegetables
Breeder: Bejo Seeds, Inc.
Close Market Comparison: Gustus F1, Royal Marvel F1
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Season Type: Cold Season
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Dark green
Plant Habit: Upright
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 Shape: Round
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.

 

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