Sunflower sprouting seeds (black)
One of the best ways to enjoy the nutrition of sunflower is by eating its sprouts. Sunflower sprouts boast a high level of plant protein, fibre, vitamin A, B, complex C, E, potassium, magnesium zinc and folate.
Sunflower microgreens are a tender baby vegetable, they are high in chlorophyll and enzymes. We have selected black sunflower seeds as part of the seed range for its high oil content (good fatty acids) and simply because they are one of our favourite, undiscovered gems! Flavour notes - light hint of flora and nutty freshness.
Please note: Seeds are NOT available for purchase if your delivery address is in WA or TAS due to quarantine restrictions.
Our seed bags are made from a natural woven blend of cotton and muslin. For longer seed shelf life please store the seeds in an airtight container.
- Non Detected Chemical Residue * NATA Laboratory Tested
- Microbiologically tested. (Free of pathogens, e-coli, salmonella and listeria)
- No chemical seed coating
- Open pollinated
- Germination +95%
- Seed Purity +98%
Days to maturity
How to sprout sunflower seeds
- Measure the amount of seeds needed for your tray size by scattering enough seeds to give an even coverage on an empty tray.
- Transfer the seeds into a jar, rinse to wash the seeds and remove any floating storks/stems. Refresh with clean water and soak for 6-8 hrs. Rinse and drain 2-3 times a day or every 8-10 hours until the seeds starts to sprout.
- Once the seeds have sprouted they are ready to be placed onto the growing tray.
- Prepare the growing tray with a thin layer of potting mix. (We prefer coconut husk.) Spread the soaked seeds over the potting mixture covering the entire tray. Then cover it with another inverted tray to block out the light. There is no need to cover the germinating seeds with more potting soil. Be sure there are some small holes in the top tray to allow for ventilation.
- Water the tray from the bottom once or twice per day by setting the tray in a bigger tray of water for a few minutes.
- As the shoots grow, they’ll push up the top tray (usually within a few days). At this point, remove the top tray to expose the growing seedlings to light.
- Flick off any seed coats stuck to the growing leaves.
- Move the tray to a bright area so the shoots can turn green.
- Continue to regularly water.
- Harvest the sunflower shoots when they reach four inches high by cutting them off at soil level with a pair of sharp, clean scissors.
- Wash and drain the sunflower microgreens. Store any leftovers in a sealed plastic bag in the fridge for up to five days.