- 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|
|When:||Spring and summer|
|Germination:||1-4 days @ 20-22°C|
|Hardiness / Life Cycle:||Frost tender|
|Position:||Full sun, moist well drained soil|
|Days to Maturity/Flowering:||120 days|
(Product number: X-044-P)
Seeds per gram: 750 seeds
|Botanical name:||Salvia hispanica|
|Seeds per gram:||750|
love it3 February 2019I grow this to fill the barren spots and corners. it grows quick and easy I just love it.