The family that includes the spiciest sprouts
and perhaps the healthiest of all sprouts - Broccoli!
US and Canadian researchers have found that many Brassicas contain antioxidants. They have also found that a symbiotic relationship exists where
combining Brassicas increases the total soluble antioxidants.
It's a family thing =:-D
Brassica is the Latin name for the plant family which includes Broccoli, Cabbage, Mustard, Radish and many other well known vegetables.
Brassicas are very diverse in flavor and in the type of plants they produce, when grown to maturity in the garden or on the farm. If you like these vegetables you'll love the Sprout version - if you don't like these vegetables you're more likely to like them as Sprouts,
if for no other reason then - they are so amazingly healthy - full of antioxidants and the usual bevy of vitamins and minerals, etc.
Some of the seeds on this page are listed as Micro-Greens as they are not sproutable alone, using conventional methods. All of this page's seeds will grow Micro-Greens - if you want to grow them that way. Brassicas are really
great and very versatile!
You simply must try some =:-D
Daikon and/or China Rose Radish
One Radish sprout tastes just like one Radish, they are awesome! This combo of Daikon and China Rose is absolutely gorgeous! It produces a beautiful crop of multi-colored sprouts and is very easy to grow. If you like Radishes then you will LOVE these sprouts.
We noticed - during our decade as farmers market vendors, that Radish Sprout lovers have a sort of spicy character - no foolin'. We provided these sprouts to a world class French restaurant (L'etoile) in Madison, Wisconsin.
The Owner and Head Chef, Odessa Piper (voted best chef in the Mid-West in 2001) used them as a garnish, circling some of her already awesomely beautiful plates.
If you want either straight Daikon or China Rose, just tell us - the price is the same - though China Rose tends to be spicier.
If you want to grow Radish Greens (Seeds are planted on Soil or similar moisture holding medium and resulting plants are harvested by cutting) you might want to use straight Daikon -
they tend to work better for Greens.
Do you love Radishes?
We love seeds! I (Gil) have a seed problem; I never met a seed I didn't like. I don't even care for turnips, so why would I want to grow them as a Micro-Green or a sprout?
Why not? I told you - I have a problem. I like to think it's a good problem.
We don't expect Turnip to be a long-term offering, but we got our hands on some excellent seed, and we figured we'd share it while we have it.
I suspect availability of this seed will be sporadic at best.
You can sprout it like other sproutable Brassicas, but we're offering it as a Micro-Green because we like offering Turnip Greens - it's just so right @:-)
These seeds produce a mild Brassicas Micro-Green.
They are very similar to Green Cabbage in flavor and leaf appearance.
Note: We sell Turnip by the 1/2 pound.