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Brussels Sprout

 

Syngenta has been the leading player in the UK Brussels Sprout seed market for many years with continued new product introductions

ABACUS*

Early sowing programme

Normal sowing programme

Benefits of Abacus

  • Excellent standing ability
  • Combines earliness with uniform cylindrical button development
  • Suitable for February sowings and autumn sown over-wintered young plants

ALBARUS

Normal sowing programme

Benefits of Albarus

  • Good frost tolerance
  • January to March maturity
  • Dark, bold buttons
  • Excellent holding ability

AURELIUS

Normal sowing programme

Benefits of Aurelius

  • Ideal for the Christmas harvest period
  • Strong against lodging with excellent holding ability
  • Very uniform button quality and grading

BATAVUS

Normal sowing programme

Benefits of Batavus

  • Healthy dark green buttons
  • Late variety with good frost tolerance
  • January to late March maturity

COBELIUS

Normal sowing programme

Benefits of Cobelius

  • Matures late November
  • Excellent holding throughout December
  • Bright fresh looking buttons
  • High yielding, with clean, evenly spaced buttons
  • Good leaf drop and easy harvesting
  • A popular choice for the Christmas market

CRISPUS

Normal sowing programme

Benefits of Crispus

  • Club Root version of Maximus with the same mid/early harvest
  • Growing reliability due to its high Club Root resistance
  • Smooth, good quality buttons and small butt

CRYPTUS

Normal sowing programme

Benefits of Cryptus

  • Follows on from Crispus for continual supply from clubroot land
  • Strong against lodging
  • Reliable due to its high clubroot resistance
  • Smooth good quality buttons
  • Uniform button quality
  • Ideal for the Christmas period

GIGANTUS

Normal sowing programme

Benefits of Gigantus

  • Strong vigour
  • Needs less nitrogen to start
  • High yielding
  • Not to plant before 1st May

GLADIUS

Normal sowing programme

Benefits of Gladius

  • Early mid-season variety with the possibility to plan a second planting
  • Harvests from the end of September to mid November
  • Sturdy plants, very good cylindrical setting
  • Easy deleafing
  • Dark, smooth buttons with a mild taste

LEWITUS

Normal sowing programme

Benefits of Lewitus

  • Tall sturdy plant
  • High yielding
  • Excellent quality buttons
  • Reliable with excellent holding ability
  • Ideal for the Christmas market

PETRUS

Normal sowing programme

Benefits of Petrus

  • Suitable for late harvest in the Mid winter period of January and February with excellent frost tolerance and holding ability 
  • Produces a uniform high quality button
  • Excellent variety for Scotland and Lincolnshire
  • Attractive dark green button

PROFITUS*

Normal sowing programme

Benefits of Profitus

  • Plant mid-May onwards
  • Strong vigorous variety with uniform and cylindrical sprouts
  • Easy deleafing
  • Finer grading but high number of sprouts per stalk and dense button
  • High yield potential

SPLENDUS

Normal sowing programme

Benefits of Splendus

  • Very late segment – Feb into March
  • Follows on from Petrus
  • Sturdy, high yielding
  • Dark green buttons
  • Well spaced buttons with excellent leaf drop
  • Reduces the need for expensive imports