Buckwheat Lettuce

Buckwheat Lettuce

$6.54 Lb.

Whole Buckwheat In Hull for Growing Greens

Very tender thin shoots with cute, and outrageously tender leaves and attractive red tinged stems.

Our Buckwheat comes 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

Whole. In Hull. These Greens which are often called Buckwheat Lettuce, produce very tender thin shoots with cute, and outrageously tender leaves and red tinged stems. Very easy to grow. Buckwheat Lettuce is a staple of Ann Wigmore's living sprout kitchen.

Read the information/disclaimer regarding Buckwheat Lettuce, under the Notes Tab, before purchasing.

Delicate, mild flavored greens.

Vitamins A, and C
Calcium, Chlorophyll, Iron, Lecithin, Potassium
Amino Acids
Protein: 15%


If there is anything unique about our current seed, we will tell you about it here.

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

Special Note

Some years ago a person wrote an article stating that consuming huge quantities of buckwheat greens juice, as he had done, could cause skin sensitivity to the sun. After reading his article we agree that consuming such large amounts is not recommended. We have always promoted moderation in food consumption and that applies here. Buckwheat in small quantities can promote health. Although some people may be sensitive to even small quantities of buckwheat lettuce, for most people it is a healthy addition to their diet.  It contains rutin, a bioflavinoid not found in beans or grains, that can help strengthen blood vessels.   The author of the article makes this statement near the end: "I would like to make the disclaimer that I am not advising people to stop eating buckwheat. The Latin expression dosis sola facet venenum (the dose makes the poison) attributed to the ancient Romans could be applied here. A small quantity of buckwheat greens (or buckwheat lettuce as it is often called) in an individual diet could allow for healthy nutritional benefits without the negative effects of large amounts......" Fear spreads.  Please be careful not to take just anyone's claims at face value.  Use your common sense.  Avoid Dogma.  Read the article - thoroughly - and make your own decision.

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  • The Artsy Member of the Sprouting Community
    Plain and simple,these are really cool looking sprouts! Not only are the seeds an interesting triangle shape, but the leaves are awesome looking too.

    I originally purchased these to grow into buckwheat lettuce, but they didn't make it that far because I couldn't wait to try them since this sprout as part of my first crop. (I am brand new to sprouting.)

    As the reviewer above says, the hulls take a great deal of patience to work with. Especially (as in my case) if you aren't willing or able to let these little guys grow up into micro-greens to try them.

    I did find however that removing them is relatively easy once the sprouts are about an inch long; but you have to pull them off individually to make it work.

    On a positive note, the taste of buckwheat sprouts is worth the trade off of the labor involved to get them hull free prior to lunch.

    L.C. 7/30/2015
  • Tastes great, easy to grow, hulls take a little patience.
    Buckwheat lettuce tastes great! It has a little tart flavor. It is easy to grow. I try to wait as long as I can before harvest so there are not so many hulls to assist at getting off. The hulls in the under growth take the most patience, however I have recently been planting a little less seeds and it seems to make it easier for more of the hulls to come off on their own. The red tinged stems also look great in a salad.
    Greg 7/21/2015