Onions seem like a unique choice of microgreens, with their fine, long leaves. As seedlings, they have a grass-like appearance, with the black seeds hanging on to the leaf tips. Many would expect onion microgreens to taste harsh and pungent just like spring onion, but that's not true!
Onion sprouts and microgreens taste like a milder version of the spring onion, with the pleasant aroma associated with them. The leaves are also much finer than spring onion.
Onion microgreens are easy to grow, but take a slightly longer time to mature as compared to other microgreens. Onion seeds can also be sprouted in water by following our sprouting tutorial. Sow them very densely since they are narrow and slender!
- Scientific Name: Allium cepa
- Seed count: 250 seeds / gram approximate
Seeding density: 6 grams / plastic takeaway container (7 x 4.5 inches )
- Pre-soaking: Not required
- Growth Medium: Organic soil or cocopeat
- Germination: 1-2 days
- Blackout Period: 2-4 days
- Harvest in: 14 - 21 days
- Seed Origin: USA
**Disclaimer: Soil, climate and cultivation methods may all affect the growth of crops. Identical results are not guaranteed nor implied for all growing conditions. If you experience problems with crop growth, we will be happy to guide you, but we will not be held responsible for crop failure except in situations where the seeds are defected.**