Sunflower Greens

Sunflower Greens

$7.14 Lb.

Black Oil Sunflower - In Shell



Often called Sunnys, these Greens are absolutely Delicious! Sunflower Greens are the quintessential Green. If you want to grow Greens, start here. There is nothing else like them!  See the Notes tab on this page and on our Growing Instructions page for specifics about our current seed.



Note: This seed is for Greens only. If you want sprouts Get These.  Our Sunflowers come from a source which is certified organic.


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  • Soak 8 - 12 hours
  • Rinse / Drain 2 times per day
  • Plant Day 2
  • Harvest 8 - 12 days
About

Greens grown from Sunflowers are remarkabley delicious. If you don't feel you know us well enough to believe it, let's give you a taste: Look under your bird feeder in summertime for a sorta thick stemmed plant about 4-6" tall, with 2 leaves on top. Pick it off above the soil - wash it well - and eat it ..... See? Fantastic aren't they?!

We have claimed for years, that Sunnys need to be planted on soil with 20-30% Earthworm Castings to achieve their full (awesome!) potential in flavor and vigor, but we do have soilless alternatives. Soilless mediums called Baby Blanket, Tencel, and the amazingly retentive Vermiculite, when used in conjunction with a liquid fertilizer, like Kelp, produces wonderful Greens without the mess of soil. Every plant we've grown using soilless methods has turned out wonderfully, though Sunnys still have more flavor, in our opinion, when grown on soil enriched with Earthworm Castings.

We do not like the flavor of hydroponic (grown using nothing but water) Sunnys - we find them virtually tasteless and quite watery - but - if you just don't care what we think (good for you!) and you are determined to grow these with nothing but water, then go to Val Archer - she is the meister of hydroponic Greens. Tell her us Sproutpeople sent you!

Flavor
Dense texture - like fresh spinach. So nutty and green. Great in salads and smoothies. Addictive flavor!
Nutrition

Vitamins A, B, C and E
Calcium, Chlorophyll, Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium
Amino Acids
Protein: 20-25%

Notes

We currently have gorgeous Black Oil Sunflower Seeds with a white stripe on their sides.  They are hybrid (as opposed to Open Pollinated) seeds.


Seed Shelf Life: 2 years. Store in cool, dark, dry spot. Store in freezer to extend shelf life.

Sprouting Devices for Greens

Follow links for detailed information about - and a purchase point for - each Sprouter....

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Tray Set - One Crop

Our Single Crop Tray Set consists of three (one of each) 10x20 inch Trays: Drip, Heavy Duty Planting, and a Cover Tray.

We offer these for growers who want the biggest planting area. This Tray Set will grow 1-3 pounds of Greens or produce enough Grass to yield 10-20 ounces of Juice.

All of our Trays are intended for growing Greens, Grass, and Micro-Greens. We grew everything in nursery trays when we were professional growers, but the current tray's drainage configuration (the holes or slits in the bottom) is undesirable sprout growing.

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Tray Set - 2 Crop

Our Two-Crop Tray Set consists of: One 10x20 inch Drip Tray and four 10x10 inch Trays - two for planting and two as Covers.

We offer these for growers who want to grow different crops, or stagger crops, while enjoying a large area to plant in. This Tray Set's 10x20 total inches will grow 1-3 pounds of Greens or produce enough Grass to yield 10-20 ounces of Juice.

All of our Trays are intended for growing Greens, Grass, and Micro-Greens.

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Trays - 5x5

This Tray has Drainage Slits. It is ideal for small crops of Greens, Grass, and Micro-Greens. We use it as both a Planting Tray and a Cover Tray. 8 of these 5x5 inch Trays fit into one 10x20 Drip Tray, giving you almost as much planting area as a full 10x20 Planting Tray - which can produce 1-3 pounds of Greens, or enough Grass to yield 10-20 ounces of Juice.

The narrow drainage slits in this Tray are perfect for any Growing Medium - and when used as a cover - for air-circulation.

All of our Trays are intended for growing Greens, Grass, and Micro-Greens. We have several different Trays and Tray Sets to choose from.

Sprouters for Pre-Sprouting

Your Greens will grow much better if you sprout them before planting. That's Pre-Sprouting.

Follow links for detailed information about - and a purchase point for - each Sprouter....

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Easy Sprout

Overwhelmingly our most popular sprouter, Easy Sprout is also our personal favorite. We have well over a dozen in our house. It offers great drainage and the best air-circulation of any sprouter.

Easy Sprout is made up of a 1 Quart (litre) Growing Vessel, a Solid container/Base that catches excess Rinse water, a Small Seed Insert that snaps in when sprouting small seeds, two Growing Lids (1 for home (Domed) and 1 for the road (Flat)), and a Solid Lid for refrigerator storage of your sprout crop.

Easy Sprout is the best all-around sprouter. Period. It is the mandatory choice for high humidity sproutpeople everywhere and great for travel sprouting! Very versatile - Easy Sprout can sprout virtually any seed, anywhere!

Easy Sprout is part of many of our Kits.

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SproutMaster 5x6

SproutMaster is the greatest tray sprouter ever! It offers excellent drainage, and is the best sprouter on this globe, for growing vertical Leafy Sprouts. The SproutMaster is very versatile - it can sprout virtually any seed. It is even able to grow Grass, Greens and Micro-Greens - with proper care, and perhaps a growing medium.

We sell two configurations 1) Three trays that measure 5x6 inches each. 2) A Single tray that measures 8x10 inches. SproutMaster trays (of the same dimension) are stackable - add trays to build your own sprout skyscraper. SproutMasters are comprised of Growing Trays, each with a removable Divider - which allows you to grow 2 crops in one Tray, and interchangeable Lids and Bases.

This SproutMaster is the 3 Tray, 5x6 Stack. It comes with 3 Trays, 3 Dividers, and 4 Lids/Bases. That is enough Lids/Bases for almost anything you want to grow.

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SproutMaster 8x10

SproutMaster is the greatest tray sprouter ever! It offers excellent drainage, and is the best sprouter on this globe, for growing vertical Leafy Sprouts. The SproutMaster is very versatile - it can sprout virtually any seed. It is even able to grow Grass, Greens and Micro-Greens - with proper care, and perhaps a growing medium.

We sell two configurations 1) Three trays that measure 5x6 inches each. 2) A Single tray that measures 8x10 inches. SproutMaster trays (of the same dimension) are stackable - add trays to build your own sprout skyscraper. SproutMasters are comprised of Growing Trays, each with a removable Divider - which allows you to grow 2 crops in one Tray, and interchangeable Lids and Bases.

This SproutMaster is the single 8x10 inch Tray. It comes with 1 Tray, 1 Divider, and 2 Lids/Bases. If you purchase multiple 8x10 trays, you'll end up with more of the Lids/Bases then you'll use regularly, but extras can be a good thing....

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1 Qt. Jar

This is a One-Quart, Wide-Mouth Mason Jar. It isn't accompanied by a lid. Those are purchased separately. Keep on scrolling....

The least expensive, most basic sprouter, Jars - when topped by Screen Lids, are a fine choice for any skilled sprouter or for those willing to work a bit more diligently at rinsing and draining, or as an additional Sprouter, for easy sprouts, like Beans and Grains. A great choice for Pre-Sprouting Grass and Greens too!

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Half-Gallon Jar

This is a Two-Quart (1/2 Gallon), Wide-Mouth Mason Jar. It isn't accompanied by a lid. Those are purchased separately. Keep on scrolling....

The least expensive, most basic sprouter, Jars - when topped by Screen Lids, are a fine choice for any skilled sprouter or for those willing to work a bit more diligently at rinsing and draining, or as an additional Sprouter, for easy sprouts, like Beans and Grains. A great choice for Pre-Sprouting Grass and Greens too!

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Sproutpeople Stainless Steel 3-Screen Sprouting Lid Set

Made by Sproutpeople!

Fine mesh, Medium mesh and Coarse mesh. Our 3-Screen Lid Set is made up of Stainless Steel Mesh - in 3 different mesh sizes (fine, medium and course) - each nestled in a heavy-duty Plastic Ring. Our Screen Lids fit Wide-Mouth Jar Mason Jars, like those we sell.

The wider the mesh - the more readily water and air pass through the screen. Use the fine mesh (the finest mesh size ever!) for small seeds (Leafy and Brassica sprouts), the medium mesh for Grains and small Beans and the coarse mesh for large Beans. As your sprouts grow bigger, you can move to a bigger mesh size to improve air-circulation and facilitate the escape of hulls, thus making de-hulling easier.

Supplies

For Greens.

Follow links for detailed information about - and a purchase point for - each item....

Recipes
  • Green Smoothie

    Green Smoothie

    Crisp, juicy apples are very refreshing in this one! 1 cup wheatgrass or sunflower greens. 1 cup alfalfa or other leafy sprout 1 cup...
  • Avocado Smoothie

    Avocado Smoothie

    So rich! One avocado One Tbs. lemon or lime juice 1 cup of any kind of milk. For a thick smoothie, coconut is great! Dash of...
  • Grass Roots

    Grass Roots

    Fresh Squeezed Juice Will Change Your Life! Ingredients: Grass Juice, like Wheat Grass Buckwheat Lettuce Juice Sunflower Greens...
  • Eating Ideas for Leafy Sprouts

    Eating Ideas for Leafy Sprouts

    There are some sprouts that are just too tender to cook. Here are a few ideas for incorporating these tender, delicious, gorgeous,...
  • Pea Shoot Stir Fry

    Pea Shoot Stir Fry

    Quick and Easy. This is a delightfully delicious snack or side dish. Ingredients: Pea Shoots Garlic to taste - minced Ginger to...
  • Sprout Salad

    Sprout Salad

    Sprouts are Produce. Make a Salad! Ingredients: Sprouts Vegetables Anything & Everything   Preparation: Sprouts...

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  • Easy to grow
    I don't soak them. I just keep them very wet the first day on top the dirt and they grow fine. I grow other seeds as microgreens on soil too without soaking the seeds. I just keep them very wet the first day, like broccoli, clover, Russian mix, etc. works for me. I soak them on top the soil I guess you could say.
    Carol 12/5/2014
  • Excellent product
    I am ordering for the third time, I think and I am increasing the amount I'm buying.

    I drink green smoothies every morning and add these luscious guys for taste and nutrition. I also eat them throughout the day, of course. I add worm castings to the regular soil for growing and they are growing thick and robust. Just knowing that I will have such great greens all winter is a good feeling.
    Lynne 11/12/2014
  • Not up to the quality I'd expect from these guys.
    I'm a big fan of the Sproutpeople seed mixes for leafy sprouts and microgreens. Not so much their sunflower seeds however. Poor germination ratio and even with my regular dirt blend using earthworm castings, the vast majority of the hulls stay on and are very difficult to remove. I've been growing microgreens for years and have had much better luck with sunflower seeds from other vendors. The bag I received were the black and white striped variety not the black oil ones that are shown in their pictures. Although this was a disappointment I will say their seed blends are by far the best.

    Response from Sproutpeople: I'm shocked you don't like these Lew. They grow wonderfully for me and honestly you are the first person to report any problem. Like our Sunflower pages say (in the Notes tab) - we sometimes have Open-Pollinated seeds - but these of which you are writing are hybrid seeds. Though the hybrid seed has a white stripe - they are Black Oil - not Confectionary (the striped ones). The only reason you would get a poor germination rate from these is if they were not all submerged while Soaking. We note our method on our Sunflower Greens Instruction page; use a jar with a lid to keep them ALL underwater while soaking. Thanks for your many kind words. Happy Sprouting! Gil
    LEW 8/15/2014
  • Beautiful
    I love growing these greens. They are easy, fast and taste great! I also love shopping at sprout people. The instructions here are so clear they should call it sprouting for dummies.
    Great products, We need more recipes.
    valerie 7/17/2014
  • Fantastiac
    I grow these in soil with worm castings added and they grow robustly, bigger and thicker since I started using the worm castings. Going to try coir next. Great germination rate.

    Highly recommend
    Diane 5/14/2014
  • GREAT STUFF
    THANKS!
    POLLY 3/30/2014