Sprouts in the field© Gary Naylor
Loved and loathed in equal measure, Brussels sprouts are the epitome of British taste. But while the shops are stocked ready for the festive period, it has taken months of preparation to produce this very special vegetable. Growing sprouts is a year-round operation, with a spread of harvest from August for the earliest-maturing varieties right through to April. But it is the Christmas period that has the biggest effect on which varieties are chosen and the fields they will be […]