The Brussels sprout is a form of the wild cabbage (cultivar) grown for its edible round buds and look like miniature cabbages. The leafy green vegetables are typically 2.5–4 cm (0.98–1.6 in) in diameter. They are typically categorized as a “brassica”. They are named after the city in Brussels, Belgium, but the plant never originated there.
Brussel sprouts are a favorite around Thanksgiving and Christmas when a light frost enhances their flavor.