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Q.Why Does A Brussel Sprout Plant Produce The Sprouts?

Zone perth australia | Anonymous added on June 23, 2021 | Answered

I like brussel sprouts but wonder why the plant goes to the trouble of producing them. They don’t have seeds in them, as far as I know. What’s the point?

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Answered on July 7, 2021

They complete photosynthesis. They are leaves, like others, just growing in a different spot, higher on the plant.

In order to get seeds, you must allow the plant to live into its second year, in which, it will bolt, or go to seed.

We must remember, that most of these Brassicas are HIGHLY modified, by humans. This plant doesn't resemble the original from where it came, in Rome.

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