Microgreens Flavor Profiles & Days to Maturity

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Microgreens Flavor Profiles & Days to Maturity

How Long Do Microgreens Take to Grow? 

Chart of timing for popular seeds. Microgreens are a quick crop, usually taking one to three weeks from planting seeds to harvest. The growing conditions will impact the speed to harvest. Use a heat mat for faster germination.

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Popular vegetable seeds used for growing microgreens:

Seed Type Days to Maturity Description Flavor Profile
Arugula 5-7 Small, green leaves with a peppery kick. Nutty, peppery
Radish 5-7 Vibrant red stems with green leaves. Spicy, crisp
Broccoli 8-10 Green leaves with a mild, earthy flavor. Mild, earthy
Beet Greens 10-12 Deep red stems with green leaves. Sweet, earthy
Kale 7-10 Curly green leaves packed with nutrients. Mild, slightly peppery
Pak Choi 8-12 Crunchy green leaves with a mild flavor. Mild, slightly peppery
Carrot 10-14 Delicate green tops with a sweet hint. Sweet, mild
Watercress 7-10 Small, peppery leaves with a tangy kick. Peppery, tangy

 

Popular flower seeds used for growing microgreens:

Seed Type Days to Maturity Description Flavor Profile
Sunflower 7-10 Large, crunchy greens with a nutty flavor. Nutty, crunchy
Borage 8-12 Green leaves with a cucumber-like taste. Fresh, cucumber-like
Celosia 12-15 Vibrant colored leaves with a mild flavor. Mild, slightly earthy
Marigold 10-14 Bright orange petals with a citrusy hint. Citrusy, tangy

 

Popular herb seeds used for growing microgreens:

Seed Type Days to Maturity Description Flavor Profile
Basil 10-12 Fragrant green leaves with a sweet flavor. Fragrant green leaves with a sweet flavor.
Cilantro 10-14 Delicate green leaves with a fresh, citrusy taste. Fresh, citrusy
Dill 10-14 Fine, feathery leaves with a tangy flavor. Tangy, aromatic
Alfalfa 7-10 Tiny, crisp leaves with a mild flavor. Mild, nutty
Fennel 10-14 Feathery green leaves with a licorice hint. Sweet, licorice-like
Parsley 9-12 Curly or flat leaves with a fresh flavor. Fresh, slightly peppery
Rainbow Mix 7-14 A vibrant blend of various microgreens offering a spectrum of flavors and colors. Mixed flavors, ranging from mild to spicy

 

Chart of timing for popular seeds. Microgreens are a quick crop, usually taking one to three weeks from planting seeds to harvest. The growing conditions will impact the speed to harvest. Use a heat mat for faster germination.

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