Supermarket to sell red sprouts
Published 14/10/2010 | 16:49
A new variety of red Brussels sprouts is set to grace Christmas dinner tables for the first time this year, a retailer has said.
Asda hopes the sprouts will appeal to children and adults who would not normally touch the vegetable.
It claims to be the first retailer to sell the sprouts commercially following trials in Cambridgeshire, where they are grown.
The sprouts are harvested between October and February and are said to have a milder, sweeter flavour than the green variety.
Asda produce buying manager Anne Spencer said: "Sprouts are as traditional as Father Christmas and we sell millions of them every year.
"Whether you love them or hate them, they are one of the healthiest vegetables around so, for those who aren't so keen, we hope this exciting new variety, with its sweeter flavour, will encourage people to make them a festive favourite."
Red sprouts will be available in selected stores from December.