Alfalfa 500g

Medicago sativa

BULK seed, 500g (NOT TO WA)

$18.25
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  • Fresh nutty flavour and crisp texture
  • Quick growing
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Description

'Sprouting Seeds- Alfalfa' seeds

Medicago sativa

NOT TO WA

  • Fresh nutty flavour and crisp texture
  • Quick growing

Sprouts have a fresh nutty flavour and crisp texture that is ideal for salads and sandwiches.  Very nutritious.  Quick growing.

More info: Alfalfa is also known as Lucerne, it is a flowering perennial in the pea family and as well as sprouting, is also commonly used as a forage and green manure plant.

 

How to Grow:

Jar Sprouting Method:

  1. Pre-wash seed; wash seed in a sieve or similar to remove any dust.  Remove any noticeably damaged or discoloured seeds.
  2. Add the required amount of seed to a large flat sided jar and cover with lukewarm water. (example: a 500ml jar will need around 15ml of seed)
  3. Cover the jar with cheesecloth and a rubber band or similar.
  4. Let soak for 12hrs then drain the excess water.  Just tip the jar upside-down and let water drain though cheesecloth; no need to remove.  Rinse and drain again.
  5. Place jar on its side in a dark warm location.   
  6. Rinse and drain the seeds every 8-12 hours until the shoots have reached around 3.5-5cm long.
  7. Expose the seeds to sunlight for around 15 minutes or until the shoots turn green.  This step is essential to improve the nutritional benefit.
  8. Your sprouts are now ready to eat!

Germination occurs best at 16-25°C.  Ready to harvest in around 4-5 days.   Sprouts should be stored in the refrigerator when ready.

Seeds per gram: 480
Product code: Z-0006-P

Germination 5-6 days @ 20-22°C

How To Grow

  1. Place seed in a sieve and wash to remove any dust and damaged or discoloured seeds.
  2. Add seed to a large flat-sided jar and cover with lukewarm water. A 500ml jar needs around 15ml of seed.
  3. Cover jar with cheesecloth and secure with a rubber band.
  4. Let soak for 12hrs then tip the jar upside down and let excess water drain through the cheesecloth. Rinse and drain again.
  5. Place jar on its side in a dark warm location.
  6. Rinse and drain the seeds every 8-12 hours until the shoots are approx. 3.5-5cm long.
  7. Expose seeds to sunlight for around 15 minutes or until the shoots turn green to improve their nutritional benefit.
  8. Your sprouts are now ready to eat!

Shipping

We deliver Australia wide.

All orders are dispatched from our warehouse in Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia.

We do not deliver overseas.

Shipping cost is calculated using all the items in your shopping cart and your delivery postcode. The table below outlines the delivery options and costs.

Order dispatch time is currently 1-3 business days plus delivery time.
Please note we are unable to guarantee specific delivery dates, the delivery timeframes below are estimates only.

 

Whats in the order? Shipping Options Shipping Cost  Shipping Details
Small seed packets ONLY Economy Delivery $2.50 or FREE on orders over $20
(WA customers: $5 economy delivery*)
Orders sent via letter | Delivery 2-6 business days
No tracking | Guaranteed delivery** by 20 business days
  Parcel Delivery  Capped rate of $6.99 Order sent via Australia Post- Parcel Post | 1-6 business days
WITH TRACKING | Guaranteed delivery**
  Express Delivery Starting from $15.00
(calculated by weight)
Order sent via Australia Post- Express | 1+ business day
WITH TRACKING | Guaranteed delivery**
 
Order includes BULK seed
or other non-seed products
Parcel Delivery  Capped rate of $6.99 Order sent via Australia Post- Parcel Post | 1-6 business days
WITH TRACKING | Guaranteed delivery**
  Express Delivery Starting from $15.00
(calculated by weight)
Order sent via Australia Post- Express | 1+ business day
WITH TRACKING | Guaranteed delivery**

*All orders sent to Western Australia are subject to mandatory inspection and fees by Quarantine WA. These fees are included in all shipping costs above.

**We will replace all orders that are lost or damaged in transit however we will not replace or refund orders simply because they were delivered later than estimated. Full details here.

 

Ratings & Reviews

Alfalfa

Great!!! I bought my first kilo of alfalfa for sprouting. With summer on the way, I wouldn't have to just rely on my garden lettuce with sprouts to back me up. It has been fantastic. I cycle 2 mason jars with stainless mesh lid set ups and never run out of sprouts. I always have some seeds that don't germinate, but that is normal so I don't care about that. Absolutely awesome. I prefer the alfalfa to the mung beans of which I still have 0.5Kg left so this time I am buying 2Kg of the alfalfa. One thing that would be great to see in the description is that the 'Seeds are Untreated". I have been told this is the case but it would be reassuring to see this printed in the description. Thanks everyone.
21 February 2021