History of sprouts from michigan

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History of sprouts from michigan - 1 Brussels Sprouts Are Descendant Of Cabbage...
1 Brussels Sprouts Are Descendant Of Cabbage WASHINGTON -Brussels sprouts. ♦he cabbages that never grow up. reach market each fall at just about the time golf ball sales ■trike their winter slump. Those who dislike the little green nuggets insist there is some connection connection in this timing. Just as vehemently. vehemently. sprout-lovers rise to their defense. Of all the world's vegetables, the brussels sprout possesses an almost unique ability ^ag’a to make fast friends or firm foes. One reason may be that as vegetables vegetables go, brussels sprouts are relative relative newcomers. They have been known for only about 400 years, the National Geographic Society says. Many people have yet to get used to them. Belgian Birth and British Adoption There are records which indicate some such vegetable was sold in Belgium as early as 1213. but the first scientific description of the brussels sprout did not appear un- NEW Hoover, Bureau til 1587. As late as the 17th cen- offered tury, famous botanists referred to | ^^00.000 the plant as something they had|d*,ect01 heard about but never seen. A descendant of wild cabbages brought from warm Mediterranean lands, the sprout ranks as one of the few vegetables to originate in northern Europe. The only others are kohlrabi—German for “cabbage “cabbage turnip’’—and possibly ruta- — A ripped and torn* cardboard wiring and broken light bulbs is ex| of a West Orange, N J„ quarry Although it resembled the popular the cone-shaped “space machine” decoration. It was at first thought to plana Likmg cool and moist weather j I for best growth, the sprout has thrived in the British Isles. Englishmen Englishmen have eaten them with seeming enjoyment and in great quantity since before 1850. Introduced Introduced into the United States about 1800, the tightly formed midget cabbages failed to find equal popularity here. There are signs, however, that its favor is growing. Across some 4,500 acres of flatlands bordering j the Pacific Ocean near Santa Cruz, j California, a crop of 38.000.000 pounds of sprouts is being harvested harvested this autumn. This represents a t*5 per cent jump in production in the past three years. About 22,000.- : 000 pounds will be frozen, making the vegetable available in any sea- j son of the year. Picked In Rain Brussels sprouts are particular about where they will grow, requiring requiring temperatures between 50 and 60 degrees for four to five months and abundant moisture. They are sensitive to a host of diseases and insect pests, and must be picked by hand —the best time being in a cold rain. The only other significant growing area lies on Long Island, near the New York distributing markets. The brussels sprout is really a tall-stemmed cabbage in which many tiny heads, the “sprouts.’ form at the bases of the leaves. The result looks somewhat like a green ornamental vase with a cluster cluster of larger leaves at the top. Cousin of kale, cauliflower, broccoli broccoli and collards as well as of cabbage. cabbage. the sprout will cross-pollinate cross-pollinate freely with these vegetables. An unwary farmer is thus sometimes sometimes discomforted to find a strange and mixed crop growing in his vegetable fields. ing director Jim make been Norris of the Under take by Much The predicted still snow. The Kirk, 195 i succeeds

Clipped from The Escanaba Daily Press05 Jan 1953, MonPage 6

The Escanaba Daily Press (Escanaba, Michigan)05 Jan 1953, MonPage 6
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