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What are Brussels sprouts tops?

Posted on August 18th, 2018 by Tim Vrieselaar

Brussels Sprouts take all summer to grow. Harvest happens in October or later, if the weather is mild enough even in December! In order to convince the Brussels Sprouts that it is time to form the little balls...we take the tops off.  So...this week you are getting the Brussels Sprouts tops to enjoy!  What are they and what do you do with them? You treat them as collard greens.  We had them tonight lightly steamed with a sprinkle of seasalt and a shake of Parmesan cheese.  They are a strong cabbage flavor because they are basically a young plant rather than the full grown product.  

Hope you enjoy a odd, new vegetable!  And we will keep caring for the plants for another 2 months to get you the real Brussels Sprouts (hopefully) for your Thanksgiving Dinner!