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.

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