(Brassica oleracea L. gemmifera group)
Brussels sprouts should be intact, firm, bright green, fresh, sound, free from soil and off smell.
They should be free from signs of attack by insects, disease, mould, rot or mechanical damage.
0°C, 90–95% RH - 2–3 weeks
4°C, 80–90% RH - about 1 week
20°C, 60–70% RH - 2–3 days
Lining of storage containers with perforated polyethylene reduces wilting loss. Perforation allows better air movement during cooling.
Preferred storage conditions
Pre-cooling and storage at 0°C, 95–100% RH.
Recommended storage and transit temperature: 0–2°C.