Sunflower Greens

Sunflower Greens

$9.85 Lb.

Black Oil Sunflower - In Shell

This year we have seed from a California Sunflower farmer. They grow several varieties, but all they grow is Sunflowers. This seed produces absolutely delicious crops! Sunflower Greens are the quintessential Micro-Green. If you want to grow Big Micro-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 Micro-Greens only. If you want sprouts Get These.

Our Sunflowers are grown organically.

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Sprouting Directions

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

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 and the amazingly moisture retentive Coconut Coir, when used in conjunction with a liquid fertilizer, like Kelp, and/or Earthworm Castings - when using Coir, produces wonderful Greens without the mess of soil. Every plant we've grown using soilless methods has turned out wonderfully, though Sunnys grown on a mix of 75% Coconut Coir + 25% Earthworm Castings are as good as any soil grown crop we ever grew.

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

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


Our current Black Oil Sunflower Seeds are all black. These seeds produce some of the most delicious Sunflower Greens ever. They do come with a bit more plant material (stem bits and the like) than we prefer, but Sunnys always have some it seems. Those plant parts have never interfered with our crops, but we like you to know what to expect.

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

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  • My all time favorite
    Used to bring these bad boys to school in my lunch bag. I bought a 2 lb bag a couple years back when I discovered SP and I keep em in the freezer because I love them so much. Their germination rate and growing quality is still great! Sprouting some right now!
    Ashley 5/9/2017
  • Delicious and Great Growers
    I followed the growing instructions on the website and grew one of the tastiest greens I have ever had. Normally I dislike all salad greens because I can taste a strong bitter flavor from any green that isn't freshly harvested.

    I used the EasySprouter to pre-sprout and then transferred to soil. I sprayed them with kelp fertilizer since I did not have the earthworm castings. The leaves were small (which is what I preferred this time).

    Based on other reviews, I plan to use earthworm castings to see how the flavor compares. It's great as it is.
    Naz 5/20/2016
  • Coffee Plunger
    I find a coffee plunger works best for keeping all the seeds submerged. It's so easy to use for this purpose.
    Sprout On!

    Sproutpeople response: The coffee plunger (we're guessing it's a "French press"), is a GREAT idea for soaking sunflower greens!
    David 9/12/2015
  • My favorite!! The base for all my salads.
    These are great seeds, I believe I get 100% of seeds to grow. They have such a great flavor, slightly nutty. Can't recommend enough. Worm castings do make a difference, and I recommend using them. Though I will say they are still wonderful with out and I grew them with out for about 6 months before I started adding the castings.
    Greg 7/21/2015
  • Big leaves with worm castings
    When I first got these a year ago, I was surprised at how small they were. When I grew these using Happy Frog from the nursery, the leaves were also small. I recently added worm castings and kelp fertilizer to sprouting soil I got at another website (sorry) and I just noticed the leaves are at least twice as big! They just need worm castings! Silly me. 5 stars and a reorder.
    Diane 3/6/2015
  • Absolutely delicious
    These are the first micro-greens I'm growing (I'm in the middle of the first crop). I was somehow expecting a higher germination rate -though, as they just started growing, I might end up with a better result than so far. Even so, I have been snacking on them and these micro-greens are absolutely delicious, I have already ordered another 2 lbs just to have them handy. I highly recommend trying them!
    Andreea 2/26/2015
  • 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
    POLLY 3/30/2014
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