Buckwheat (organic)

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Up to 12 days as a micro green. This certified organic buckwheat seed is a quick-germinating, warm season annual broad-leafed plant. As a microgreen (also called buckwheat lettuce), Buckwheat takes about 10 days to mature and is ready when 90% of hulls have fallen off. This large sprout has a height concentration of B-vitamins. Can also be planted as a cover crop.

Organic Buckwheat Microgreens Seed

Fagopyrum esculentum

Also known as Buckwheat Lettuce, Buckwheat, as a micro green, is very tender with red edges  and has a very mild flavor. Ann Wigmore incorporated Buckwheat lettuce as a regular part of her living-whole-foods diet.

  • Soak - 8 to 12 hours
  • Rinse - 2 times per day
  • Plant -  2nd day

Packed with Vitamins A and C, Calcium, chlorophyll, iron, lecithin, potassium, and amino acids, this microgreen is a staple among those who grow microgreens regularly. Great on salads, sandwiches, and just by themselves.

Growing Buckwheat Microgreens

Whole Buckwheat Seeds: fagopyrum esculentum
Microgreens Seed Quantity: 12 Oz. (pre-measured bag plants one 10"x20" tray)  (availble in a six pack for discounted pricing)
Seed Presoak: 12 to 24 hours (cold water)
Growing Medium: soil
Preferred Medium: soil only
Germination Rate:  high
Germination Time: 1 to 2 days
Microgreens Harvest time: 6 to 12 days
Microgreens Ideal Harvest: 10 days
Baby Salad / Adult Stage Harvest: not recommended
Micro Greens Color: pale green
Micro Greens Flavor: mild, tart / tangy
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Notes & Growing Tips: Buckwheat microgreens are very easy to grow but only in soil.  Growing buckwheat micro greens is very difficult hydroponically and we don't recommend it.  You can also grow buckwheat greens from hulled raw seeds, but the germination rate is very low.  With whole (shell intact) buckwheat microgreen seeds, the germination rate is extremely high.  This 12 Oz. bag of whole buckwheat microgreen seeds is premeasured for planting in our 21" x 11" tray.  Soak seeds in cold water for half a day to a day, rinse well, then spread over the soil.  To prepare the soil, tamp it gently to flatten.  Spread the buckwheat seeds evenly (they should be quite thick) and tamp very gently to insure contact with the soil.  Mist thoroughly twice a day.  Keep covered with the blackout / humidity dome for 3 to 4 more days before exposing light.  Water once a day so the soil is damp but not soggy.  Rinse thoroughly and take care to remove all the shells before drying and serving.

Buckwheat greens are delicate and pale green with a tangy flavor.  They make and excellent snack and your kids will even try to sneak them!

Please note that some have expressed concerns about eating large quantities of buckwheat greens.

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