8-12 days. Empress is a fitting name for this microgreen. From its maroon-edged, blue-green leaves to its pink stems, it is a beauty. The flavor is a bit sweet, a bit salty and finishes with a sharp, spicy bite. NOTE: Our current Empress of India lots are at 69% germination, which more than meets state and federal standards for nasturtium seeds. For some, however, this germination rate is too low for their microgreens needs. At True Leaf Market, we share this information so you can make the growing decision that is right for you. We will remove this notice once higher germination lots are received.