Growing Non-GMO Organic Broccoli Sprouting Seeds
- Difficulty: Medium
- Recommended Seeding: 2 tbsp (⅛ cup)
- Sprouting Method: Tray or jar
- Initial Soak: 4-6 hours
- Rinse Frequency: 3-4 times per day
- Days to Harvest: 5-7 days
- Calories: ~20 calories per cup
- Nutrients: Sulforaphane, Vitamin A, B-Complex, C, E, Potassium, Phosphorus, Calcium, Magnesium, Fiber, Chlorophyll
- Featured Kits: 3 Part Salad Mix, 5 Part Salad Mix, Health Blend, Sprouting Super Sampler
Organic Broccoli Sprouting Seeds
Broccoli is an essential sprouting seed grown for unparalleled levels of sulforaphane, a compound linked to a multitude of health benefits. Clearly label your starts since seeds are nearly indistinguishable from cabbage and mustard. Broccoli is a small, soft-shell seed requiring a brief 4-6 hour soak followed by 4-6 days in the dark. Sprouting broccoli is temperature sensitive and, though sprouted indoors, germinates slower in winter than summer.
How to Sprout Organic Broccoli Sprouting Seeds
Sprouting broccoli is notorious for the very healthy, but very pungent, phytochemical sulforaphane which develops an unmistakable sulfur-like odor by day 4-6. Rinse 3-4x daily with cold water to keep broccoli sprouts clean of its robust smell as well as other metabolic wastes and carbon dioxide. When sprouting, keep away from windows, vents, doors and any environmental factors that may affect temperature. Similar to radish, broccoli will sprout 3-4” long in its 5-7 days of growth and will require about 12-24 hours of sunlight before harvesting.
- Sprouting Tray: Sprouting trays conveniently stack on the kitchen counter, providing a wide and shallow all-in-one place for seeds to soak, rinse, drain, germinate, and grow. Except for true mucilaginous seeds like chia, flax, and arugula, sprouting trays are the preferred method for nearly every type of seed.
- Sprouting Jar: Sprouting jars are the most popular and appealing method today for compact and portable 2-6 day sprouts. At home, work, or on the road, jars provide a decorative all-in-one place for seeds to soak, rinse, drain, germinate, and grow.
Harvesting Organic Broccoli Sprouts
It’s no secret that the overwhelming majority of people who sprout broccoli do so for the seemingly endless health benefits rather than flavor. Broccoli sprouts are light, thin, juicy, and crunchy and share a very similar profile to mature garden broccoli. Allow sprouts 12-24 hours of light before harvest. For optimal flavor, be sure to give sprouts one final and aggressive cold rinse to rid them of any excess decay and mucus just before serving.
About Organic Broccoli Sprout Seeds
Brassica oleracea var. italica, or more commonly known as broccoli or Calabrese broccoli, is native to the Mediterranean region and has been bred and cultivated for improved human consumption since the Roman Empire in 6 BC. While being a popular vegetable crop grown for its healthy and tender flowering head, broccoli has also gained worldwide popularity over the past 20 years for its dense, abundant nutrition content known to contain 10-50x more sulforaphane, vitamins, amino acids, alkalines, and living enzymes than its fully matured counterpart. Sulforaphane-rich superfoods, such as organic broccoli sprouts, have been found to help alleviate a number of maladies including chronic inflammation and cancer-causing free radicals. A delicious and subtle way to introduce more broccoli into your family's diet!
For more on sprouting, check out our Seed Sprouting FAQ, from customers just like you!
Wholesale Non-GMO Organic Broccoli Sprouting Seeds Per Package:
- 4 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 36,000 Seeds
- 8 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 72,000 Seeds
- 16 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 144,000 Seeds
- 2.5 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 360,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 720,000 Seeds
- 30 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 4,320,000 Seeds
Non-GMO organic broccoli sprouting seeds are available for Fast Free Shipping on orders over $45.