Growing Brussels sprouts

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28 Apr 10 mo power (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
In England we used to buy brussel tops,and spring greens whitch were yummy, never seen them here, any comments or suggestions are they the product of brussels as the name suggests? I'm trying to grow brussels but not game to eat tops in case toxic.would love to hear from someone who knows,or had them in uk
12 Jun 12 pom (Australia - temperate climate)
spring greens are the leafs off the brussels sprout plant cooked with a little vinegare yummy
25 Oct 11 Ruth-Barrington Tops (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
re your spring greens, my girlfriend is english, together we searched for her favourite greens!!! and found Collards ( and are have been continuosly harvesting the delicous tasty cabbage like greens, nothing to do with brussel sprouts, although in the same family cheers,Ruth
28 Apr 10 Liz (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Mo, Brussel tops are the leaves from the top of the B Sprout plants. In some places, the whole stem is cut and sold with sprouts and top. A google search shows recipes for using the tops. Spring greens are cabbages which are started just before winter and still small but usable in spring. You might have difficulty growing Brussel sprouts in a sub-tropical area as they prefer cold weather.
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