Red sprouts to encourage kids to eat them

New varieties of Brussels sprout are being developed.
New varieties of Brussels sprout are being developed.

Produce World, which has a site in Sutton Bridge, is trialling red varieties of Brussels sprout.

The business, which hopes this will encourage children to eat the vegetable, is also developing stronger tasting versions to appeal to the sprout traditionalist. Milder tasting sprouts are also being trialled.

If all goes well, they should be on sale in supermarkets by 2014.