Nautic Brussels Sprouts - Organic


Nautic Brussels Sprouts - Organic

Brassica oleracea (gemmifera group)
(120 days) F-1 hybrid. A new maritime favorite sailing into fall with bright fresh flavors. Like Divino, Nautic’s sprouts are spaced farther apart, allowing plants to dry out quickly to avoid any spread of disease and making it easier to harvest individual sprouts. They also showed the least amount of aphid damage in last season’s trial. Vigorous and sturdy plants with 1" tightly wrapped sprouts. Tested negative for BR and BL. White or yellow certified-organic coating. NEW!
OGThis item is certified organic

3346 Nautic - Organic
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A: 25 seeds for $5.50   
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C: 250 seeds for $21.00   
D: 1,000 seeds for $68.00   
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Additional Information

Brussels Sprouts

  • About 100-200 seeds/g.
  • Days to maturity are from seedling emergence (subtract 20 days for transplants).

Culture: Fussy like cauliflower and requires a long season. Start indoors no later than early April and transplant into very fertile soil. Give each plant around 9 sq ft. Wire hoops and row cover should be used at early stages to keep out flea beetles and swede midge. Very cold hardy; flavor is improved by frost and sprouts can be harvested past the first snowfall. Lop tops off plants in early September to encourage sprout develoment. When I experimented by topping some and leaving others, the difference was dramatic. Within two weeks the topped plants were putting all their energy into making sprouts while the untopped plants continued to shoot up more foliage and made only miniscule sprouts.


Days to maturity are from seedling emergence. Subtract 20 days for transplants.

Culture: Start brassicas indoors March-May for setting out May-July, or direct-seed in May, or in June for fall crop. Minimum germination soil temperature 40°, optimal range 55–85°. Easier grown for the fall because many varieties perform poorly in hot summers. For better stands in dry conditions, sow in trenches and keep irrigated. Wire hoops and row cover should be used at early stages to keep out flea beetles and swede midge.

Note: because of a rule issued by Oregon, we cannot ship brassica packets larger than ½ oz. (14 grams) into the Willamette Valley, except those that have tested negative for Black Leg and Black Rot. Check descriptions for information.


  • BL: Blackleg
  • BR: Black Rot
  • BS: Bacterial Speck
  • DM: Downy Mildew
  • FW: Fusarium Wilt
  • FY: Fusarium Yellows
  • TB: Tipburn
  • WR: White Rust

Pest and Disease Remedies for all Brassicas

Major pests: Cabbage Looper, Diamondback Moth, Imported Cabbageworm
Cultural controls: control cabbage-family weeds near crop fields, till under crop debris of early-season brassicas after harvest.
Material controls: Spinosad, Bt.

Pest: Flea Beetle
Cultural controls: floating row covers, mulch with straw, time plantings for fall harvested crops only, crop rotation, perimeter trap cropping.
Material controls: AzaMax, Spinosad, PyGanic.

Pest: Cabbage Root Maggot
Cultural controls: time planting to avoid first hatching, use row covers, control weeds.

Major diseases: Black Rot, Alternaria Leaf Spot, Blackleg, Club Root, Downy Mildew, White Mold
Cultural controls: avoid transplanting plants with yellow leaves or v-shaped lesions, crop rotation, destroy crop debris after harvest, avoid overhead irrigation, control weeds, allow for good air movement.
Material controls: Copper.

Disease: Head Rot
Cultural controls: use well-domed varieties, harvest heads when tight, cut stalks at an angle.
Material control: Copper.

Swede Midge—not as cute as it sounds!

Alert! Heading brassicas in the Northeast are seeing consistent damage from swede midge, a tiny gall midge. Its effects result in a non-heading plant. Wire hoops and row cover at early stages of heading brassica crops are becoming crucial for success. Some research also suggests garlic sprays as a possible organic repellent. Consult your Cooperative Extension resources for further information.

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.

Our Seeds are Non-GMO


All of our seeds are non-GMO, and free of neonicotinoids and fungicides. Fedco is one of the original companies to sign the Safe Seed Pledge.