Chia- Black

Salvia Hispanica

Standard seed packet, 2000 seeds (~3g)

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Chia- Black

Salvia hispanica

  • Fast growing
  • Sprouts and microgreens
  • Very nutritious

Annual flowering plant growing to 150cm. Plants are upright with green leaves and produce clusters of white or purple flowers followed by masses of edible seeds.  Native to Mexico and Guatemala.  Most commonly grown for it's edible seeds which are very nutritious and have numerous culinary uses; can be used raw, soaked or cooked. If growing to maturity Chia is best grown in warm climates. Also known as Mexican Chia.

Chia can also be grown as a sprout(4 days) or microgreen(10-15 days) in any climate.

Because of it's fast germination and rapid growth Chia is also often used in ornamental or novelty grow kits, ie: Chia pets or fairy gardens.

How to sow and grow:

Method: Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth: 3mm
When: Spring and summer
Germination: 1-4 days @ 20-22°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle: Frost tender
Plant Height: 150cm
Position: Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days to Maturity/Flowering: 120 days

(Product number: X-044-P)
Seeds per gram: 750 seeds

SKU X-044-P
Botanical name: Salvia hispanica
Seeds per gram: 750
Photo credits:

Photo 2 by Krzysztof Ziarnek / CC BY-SA 4.0

Photo 3 by Krzysztof Ziarnek / CC BY-SA 4.0

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3 February 2019
I grow this to fill the barren spots and corners. it grows quick and easy I just love it.

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