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Inheritance of Susceptibility to Internal Browning of Brussels Sprouts

Naturevolume 193page801 (1962) | Download Citation



A DISORDER of Brussels sprouts known as ‘internal browning’ is causing some concern to vegetable growers. The symptoms are a necrosis of the distal ends of the leaves within the sprout, generally of those in a region centred on a line through the axis of the sprout and mid-way between its growing point and exterior surface. From a practical aspect ‘internal browning’ is especially troublesome because it cannot usually be detected from an external examination of the sprouts, yet quite a small number of affected sprouts may taint a large sample—especially when they are blanched for quick-freezing.

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