Originally Posted by Aunt Bea
I am glad you posted this!
I mentioned the idea of a frost on a different thread the other day and the Taxlady told me to cook a few and then toss my remaining sprouts in the freezer to see if it made a difference!
It must have some basis in fact if people in other parts of the world have the same belief!
Welcome to DC!
We grow b'sprouts. They are not easy to pick off the stalk or to pull the entire plant...ours are huge. I have to use an ax. However, we do leave ours until after the first (or 2nd or 3rd) frost to allow them to sweeten. We do the same re: leaving rutabaga and parsnips in the ground.
I don't know if this would work or not, but I do know that some people toss kale in the freezer for about 30 minutes to sweeten it before cooking it.
We had b'sprouts last night, they were very tender and sweet. I will be keeping the ones I didn't cook in the crisper--they keep about 10 days, sometimes longer.