- 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:
- Pre-wash seed; wash seed in a sieve or similar to remove any dust. Remove any noticeably damaged or discoloured seeds.
- 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)
- Cover the jar with cheesecloth and a rubber band or similar.
- 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.
- Place jar on its side in a dark warm location.
- Rinse and drain the seeds every 8-12 hours until the shoots have reached around 3.5-5cm long.
- Expose the seeds to sunlight for around 15 minutes or until the shoots turn green. This step is essential to improve the nutritional benefit.
- 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.
|Germination:||5-6 days @ 20-22°C|
(Product number: Z-0006-P)
Seeds per gram: 480 seeds
|Botanical name:||Medicago sativa|
|Packet type:||BULK seed|
|Quarantine restrictions:||NOT TO WA|
|Seeds per gram:||480|
Alfalfa21 February 2021Great!!! 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.