AAS WINNER DETAILS
Winner Type: Regional (Southeast, Mountain/Southwest)
Class: Brussels Sprouts
Variety Name: Hestia F1
Common Name: Brussels Sprouts
Type: Edible – Vegetable
Breeder: Bejo Seeds, Inc.
Close Market Comparison: Gustus F1, Royal Marvel F1
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Season Type: Cold season
Staking Required: No
Foliage Color: Dark green
Plant Habit: Upright
Plant Height: 30 inches
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
IN THE GARDEN
Garden Spacing: 18-24 inches apart, rows 3 feet apart
Days To Harvest (Direct Sowing Seed): Not recommended
Days To Harvest (Transplant): 100
Plant Spread: 24 inches
HOW TO GROW
Space transplants 18-24 inches 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. There is the 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 the top of stalk over several weeks. Or, when lowest sprouts are thumb-nail size, break off the very top of the plant to get uniform sprouts along entire stem.
Grace Blumberg –
Hestia performed very well in coastal Southern California. Excellent taste and compact, productive plant. For us, they replace Jade Cross. We plan to grow them every winter.
Beckie Nowlin –
I have grown these in straw bales in Indianapolis, In 2 years straight and they are true to their word, straight plants, long harvests, both last harvests were in January each year!