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Jade Cross Brussels Sprouts

In this Plant Profile, get specific details, including the characteristics and best uses of Jade Cross Brussels Sprouts, one of seven Plant Profiles featured in our Brussels Sprouts Collection.

Jade Cross Brussels Sprouts

Jade Cross Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts don’t have to be big to be bursting with flavor. The Jade Cross variety produces tiny, deep green sprouts between a half-inch and an inch across. That makes them perfect for freezing—and remember that freezing can just enhance the flavor of Brussels sprouts! The Jade Cross is an award-winning variety—the very first Brussel sprout to garner the All-America Selections winner for vegetables in 1959! This plant is suitable for locations with a short growing season.

There’s also another variant of the Jade Cross, called Jade E. It’s disease-resistant and produces a high yield of tasty sprouts. Both the Jade Cross and Jade Cross E varieties grow on the short side—about 30 to 32 inches tall, which makes them less susceptible to wind damage.


  • Early-Midseason
  • Days to maturity: 85
  • Small sprouts—1/2 to 1 inch
  • Excellent choice for freezing

Have you ever grown Jade Cross Brussels sprouts? Please tell us about your experiences with Jade Cross Brussels sprouts.


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