117 Types Of Microgreens – The Ultimate List

Welcome to this ultimate microgreens list.

We like to call this a Microgreen directory as it consists of over 100 types of microgreens along with some useful information.

If you are new to the world of these ‘vegetable confetti’, this list will give you a good idea of where to start.

To help you better, we’ve ordered the list based on the harvest time (low to high).

Let’s get into the list.

1. Corn

Corn
  • Also known popularly as maize
  • One of the fastest growers in the microgreen space
FamilyPoaceae
Genus & SpeciesZea Mays
Germination Time1 to 2 days
Blackout Time6 days
Harvest Time6 to 7 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakYes
FlavorSweet Cornish Flavor
NutrientsVitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, calcium, and magnesium

2. Adzuki Beans

Adzuki Bean
  • Also known as Azuki, red bean and red cow pea
  • Used widely in many deserts and even savory dishes
  • One of the easiest microgreens to start with
FamilyFabaceae
Genus & SpeciesVigna angularis
Germination Time1 to 2 days
Blackout TimeNone
Harvest Time7 to 8 days
Seeding Rate2 oz
Pre-SoakYes
FlavorSweet and nutty flavor
NutrientsProteins, Folate, Fiber & manganese

3. Anise

Anise
  • Also need as aniseed
  • An excellent inclusion for soups and spicy dishes
  • Need a moist environment for better growth
FamilyApiaceae
Genus & SpeciesPimpinella anisum
Germination Time1 to 2 days
Blackout Time2 days
Harvest Time7 to 8 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorMild taste like fennel or licorice
NutrientsIron, magnesium, and calcium

4. Barley

Barley
  • Also known as barley grass
  • Not great tastewise as it has a grassy taste
  • Usually used as fodder for livestock but is quite nutrient for humans as well

FamilyPoaceae
Genus & SpeciesHordeum vulgare
Germination Time1 to 2 days
Blackout TimeNone
Harvest Time7 to 9 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakYes
FlavorEarthy and grassy taste
NutrientsFiber, Protein, Beta-carotene, and Vitamin E

5. Buckwheat

Buckwheat
  • Loaded with nutrients
  • Grows really fast and little attention needed
  • Over consumption could lead to skin problems
FamilyPolygonaceae
Genus & SpeciesFagopyrum esculentum
Germination Time2 to 3 days
Blackout Time4 to 5 days
Harvest Time7 to 9 days
Seeding Rate4 oz
Pre-SoakYes
FlavorSlightly sour and tangy taste
NutrientsFlavonoids, Carotenoids, Rutin, Phenolic compounds

6. Amaranth

Amaranth
  • Has a thin and feathery appearance
  • Used as a garnish for its vibrant red/pink colors
  • Also known as amaranthus
FamilyAmaranthaceae
Genus & SpeciesAmaranthus hybridus
Germination Time2 to 3 days
Blackout Time4 to 5 days
Harvest Time8 to 10 days
Seeding Rate0.6 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorEarthy flavor
NutrientsVitamin C, Vitamin K, and Phytosterols.

7. Arugula

Arugula
  • Also known as rocket and garden rocket
  • Comes with a nice peppry taste
  • Prefered as a spicy garnish in salads and other dishes
  • Easy work for a beginner
FamilyBrassicaceae
Genus & SpeciesEruca vesicaria
Germination Time2 to 3 days
Blackout Time4 to 5 days
Harvest Time7 to 10 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorNice peppery flavor
NutrientsVitamin C, Phenols, Beta-Carotene, Potassium and Calcium

8. Broccoli

Broccoli
  • The presence of sulphoraphane gives it a slightly bitter taste
  • Comes with a horde of health benefits
  • Very quick in terms of growth making it a good choice for beginners
  • A moist environment is a must
FamilyBrassicaceae
Genus & SpeciesBrassica oleracea
Germination Time1 to 2 days
Blackout Time4 days
Harvest Time7 to 10 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorCrunchy, bitter Flavor
NutrientsVitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, protein, and calcium.

9. Brussel Sprouts

Brussel sprouts
  • They leave a bitter aftertaste just like broccoli
  • They are characterized by their thin and slender stems
  • Can grow quickly without any maintenance
FamilyBrassicaceae
Genus & SpeciesBrassica oleracea
Germination Time2 to 3 days
Blackout Time3 to 4 days
Harvest Time7 to 10 days
Seeding Rate1.2 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorMildly bitter Flavor
NutrientsVitamin K, Vitamin C, Folate, and various minerals.

10. Chards

Bright lights rainbow chards
  • Also known as silver beet, swiss chard, and seakale beet
  • They grow very fast making it a viable option for people who are starting out
  • Has lovely, vibrant colors
FamilyAmaranthaceae
Genus & SpeciesBeta vulgaris
Germination Time1 to 2 days
Blackout Time4 to 5 days
Harvest Time8 to 10 days
Seeding Rate2 oz
Pre-SoakYes
FlavorEarthy Flavor
NutrientsVitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Potassium, Iron and Dietary fiber.

11. Collard

Vates collard
  • Also known as Collard greens
  • Can be grown on both soil as well as water mediums
  • Collards are beginner-friendly during the growth process
FamilyBrassicaceae
Genus & Species‎Brassica oleracea
Germination Time1 to 2 days
Blackout Time4 to 5 days
Harvest Time7 to 10 days
Seeding Rate1.2 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorMild earthy flavor
NutrientsVitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron and Magnesium

12. Hemp

hemp
  • Also known as cannabis and marijuana
  • It may or may not be legal to plant in your state so refer to your local authority for more guidance
  • One of the fastest microgreens to grow and is very beginner-friendly
FamilyCannabaceae
Genus & SpeciesCannabis sativa
Germination Time1 to 2 days
Blackout Time3 to 4 days
Harvest Time7 to 10 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakYes
FlavorMuddy Flavor
NutrientsOmega 3, Omega 6, Vitamin C, and Cannaflavins

13-16. Radish (Hong Vit Radish/ Red Arrow Radish/ Red Rambo Radish/ Daikon Radish)

Hong-vit-Radish
  • One of the most popular microgreens
  • Great for eye health, can reduce the risk of heart-related diseases and can even prevent come cancers
  • Restaurant chefs love radish microgreens and widely use them
FamilyBrassicaceae
Genus & SpeciesRaphanus raphanistrum (Many sub species present)
Germination Time1 to 2 days
Blackout Time3 to 4 days
Harvest Time8 to 10 days
Seeding Rate1.4 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorMild spicy and peppery flavor
NutrientsVitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin K, Vitamin E, Violaxanthin, and Beta-Carotene

17. Mung Bean

mung-bean
  • Also known as green gram and moong
  • Have a beautiful nutty and leguminous taste
  • Can be grown hydroponically
  • Characterized by bold green leaves with red shade in the lower stems
FamilyFabaceae
Genus & SpeciesVigna radiata
Germination Time1 to 2 days
Blackout Time3 days
Harvest Time7 to 10 days
Seeding Rate3 to 5 oz
Pre-SoakYes (8 to 12 hours)
FlavorBean-like taste and a buttery flavor
NutrientsFiber, Protein, Mangenese, Magnesium and Folate

18-20. Kohlrabi (Purple Kohlrabi/ White Vienna Kohlrabi/ Purple Vienna Kohlrabi)

Purple-kohlrabi
  • Also known as cabbage turnip and german turnip
  • Characterized by purple and whitish stems
  • Helps in promoting blood clotting and brings improvements in eye and skin health
FamilyBrassicaceae
Genus & SpeciesBrassica oleracea
Germination Time1 to 3 days
Blackout Time3 to 4 days
Harvest Time7 to 10 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorMild sweet taste
NutrientsVitamin K, Vitamin E, Lutein, and Beta-Carotene

21-25. Mustard (Red Giant Mustard/ Golden frills Mustard/ Barbarossa Mustard/ Wasabina Mustard/ Garnet Giant Mustard)

Red-giant-mustard
  • Also known as mustard seeds and black mustart seeds
  • Takes good care of your heart, vision, and can also fight cancer
  • Different mustards offer a slightly different taste but all are good choices for salads and sandwiches
FamilyBrassicaceae
Genus & SpeciesDifferent Sub Species
Germination Time3 days
Blackout Time3 to 4 days
Harvest Time7 to 10 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorMild spicy flavor with a tinge of sweetness
NutrientsVitamin E, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Beta-Carotene, and Lutein

26-29. Kale (Red Russian Kale/Toscano Kale/ Lacinato Kale/ Vates Blue Curled Kale)

red russian kale
  • Also known as borecole, tuscan cabbage and curly kale
  • Very popular among microgreens
  • Kale microgreens don’t have the same bitterness you find in mature kale which is an added advantage
FamilyBrassicaceae
Genus & SpeciesBrassica oleracea
Germination Time2 to 3 days
Blackout Time4 days
Harvest Time6 to 10 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorMild broccoli-like taste
NutrientsVitamin C, Vitamin K, Protein, and various minerals.

30-33. Suehlihung No.2 Mustard/ Green Wave Mustard/ Scarlet Frills Mustard/ Ruby Steaks Mustard

Suehlihung-No.2-Mustard
  • Also known as yellow, white and brown mustard
  • Excellent addition for salads and mostly used as garnishes
  • They grow fast without the need for pre-soaking
FamilyBrassicaceae
Genus & SpeciesDifferent Sub Species
Germination Time2-3 days
Blackout Time3 to 4 days
Harvest Time8 to 10 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorSweet and mild spicy flavor
NutrientsVitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Beta-Carotene, Zeaxanthin, and Violaxanthin

34. Sesame

Sesame
  • Also known as benne
  • Easy to grow so a good option for newbies
  • Good in reducing cholesterol, hormone regulation and enzyme synthesis
FamilyPedaliaceae
Genus & SpeciesSesamum indicum
Germination Time2 to 3 days
Blackout Time3 to 4 days
Harvest Time7 to 10 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorMild flavor
NutrientsProtein, Folate, Antioxidants, and various minerals.

35. Alfalfa

alfalfa
  • Also known as lucerne and purple medic
  • Helps in minimizing menopause symptoms, normalizing diabetes, and prevents cancer
  • In Arabic, the name loosly translates into ‘Father of all foods’
FamilyFabaceae
Genus & SpeciesMedicago sativa
Germination Time1 to 2 days
Blackout Time3 to 4 days
Harvest Time8 to 11 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorPea-like nutty flavor
NutrientsVitamin C, Vitamin K, and Folic acid

36. Beets

Bull's blood beet
  • Also known as beet root, golden beet, and garden beef
  • They come with a vibrant red color and comes with a sweet taste
FamilyAmaranthaceae
Genus & SpeciesBeta vulgaris
Germination Time2 to 3 days
Blackout Time5 to 6 days
Harvest Time8 to 12 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakYes
FlavorEarthy sweet flavor
NutrientsVitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, and Beta-Carotene

37. Cauliflower

cauliflower
  • Also known as snowball cauliflower
  • Characterized by a sturdy and an upright stem
  • Can help in reducing cancer and heart-related ailment
  • Perfect for a salad mix, thanks to its peppory sweet taste
FamilyBrassicaceae
Genus & SpeciesBrassica oleracea
Germination Time2 to 3 days
Blackout Time4 to 6 days
Harvest Time8 to 12 days
Seeding Rate1.5 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorMild peppery flavor
NutrientsGlucoraphanin and various minerals and vitamins

38. Celosia

celosia
  • Also known as cock’s comb and wooflower
  • Comes with a beautiful purplish green stem
  • Can be used in the treatment of dysentry, diarrhea, and uterine bleeding
FamilyAmaranthaceae
Genus & SpeciesMultiple sub species
Germination Time2 to 3 days
Blackout Time4 to 5 days
Harvest Time8 to 12 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorEarthy flavor
NutrientsVitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, and Iron

39. Chia

chia
  • Also known as golden chia
  • Can be grown in both soild and water
  • Quick grower and suitable for beginners as well as seasoned microgreen farmers
FamilyLamiaceae
Genus & SpeciesSalvia hispanica
Germination Time1 to 2 days
Blackout Time4 to 5 days
Harvest Time10 to 12 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorMinty flavor
NutrientsOmega-3 fatty acids, Fiber, Antioxidents, and Iron

40. Chickpea

Chickpea
  • Also known as garbanzo bean, bengal gram and egyptian pea
  • One of the easiest microgreens to grow
  • Promotes heart health and improves digestion
FamilyFabaceae
Genus & SpeciesCicer arietinum
Germination Time2 to 3 days
Blackout TimeNone
Harvest Time8 to 12 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakYes
FlavorSweet and nutty flavor
NutrientsVitamin A, C, E, K, Dietary fiber, Folate and Protein

41. Clover

Red clover
  • Also known as red clover and crimson clover
  • Can help in lower diabetes and the risk of heart problems and can also fights cancer
  • Has an appearance similar to alfalfa and can be hard to differentiate at the early stage
FamilyFabaceae
Genus & SpeciesGenus Trifolium (Multiple sub specie)
Germination Time1 to 2 days
Blackout Time3 to 5 days
Harvest Time7 to 12 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorCrunchy and a mild earthy flavor
NutrientsVitamin A, B, C, K, Protein, and various minerals.

42. Cress

cress
  • Also known as rock cress and garden cress
  • Charecterized by a nice green colored leaves and yellowish stems
  • Helps with eye health, prevents cancer, and is also good for teeth
FamilyBrassicaceae
Genus & SpeciesLepidium sativum
Germination Time1 to 2 days
Blackout Time4 days
Harvest Time8 to 12 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorTangy spicy flavor
NutrientsVitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and Isothiocyanates

43. Cucumber

Cucumber
  • An easy variety to grow and maintain
  • The cucumber-y taste makes it a good choice for soups and salads
  • Can be grown in both solid as well as water
FamilyCucurbitaceae
Genus & SpeciesCucumis sativus
Germination Time1 to 2 days
Blackout Time3 to 4 days
Harvest Time7 to 12 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorJuicy cucumber-like flavor
NutrientsVitamin C, Vitamin K, Potassium, and Mangenese

44,45. Endive (Green Curled Ruffec/ Broadleaf Batavian)

Green-Curled-Ruffec-Endive
  • Also known as chicory and freese
  • Aids in cancer prevention and promotes heart wellness
  • Can be grown on both mediums but soil helps absorb the nutrients better
FamilyAsteraceae
Genus & SpeciesGenus Cichorium (mutiple species)
Germination Time2 to 3 days
Blackout Time3 to 4 days
Harvest Time7 to 12 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorSlight bitter flavor
NutrientsVitamin A, Folate, Protein, Fiber, and various minerals.

46. Flax

Flax
  • Also known as common flax and linseed
  • Good addition for salads as it adds a medium spicy zing to it
  • Very good for bone health and improving digestion
FamilyLinaceae
Genus & SpeciesLinum usitatissimum
Germination Time2 to 3 days
Blackout Time4 days
Harvest Time8 to 12 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorMild nutty flavor
NutrientsFiber, Calcium, Zinc, Phosphorus, and other minerals

47. Leek

Leek
  • Also known as wild leek
  • Not the fastest microgreen and can be a bit slow to harvest
  • Has a garlic-y flavor making it a good garnish for savory dishes
FamilyAmaryllidaceae
Genus & SpeciesAllium ampeloprasum
Germination Time3 to 4 days
Blackout Time3 days
Harvest Time10 to 12 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
Flavoronion/garlic-like flavor
NutrientsVitamin A, C, K, and Magnesium

48. Lentil

Lentils
  • Also known as green lentil, brown lentil, lentil shoot, and ‘poor man’s meat’
  • Has anti-cancer properties and promotes eye and bone health
  • Lentil seeds are quite big in size and hance need soaking
FamilyFabaceae
Genus & SpeciesLens culinaris
Germination Time2 to 3 days
Blackout Time2 days
Harvest Time7 to 12 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakYes
FlavorMild pea-like flavor
NutrientsVitamin A, B, C, E, Folate, Potassium, and various minerals.

49. Mache

Mache
  • Also known as lamb’s lettuce, corn salad, fetticus, and field salad
  • The crunchy and delicious leaves make it a good choice for salads
  • Characterized by bright green color leaves and light green stems
FamilyCaprifoliaceae
Genus & SpeciesValerianella locusta
Germination Time2 to 3 days
Blackout Time3 to 4 days
Harvest Time8 to 12 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorMild nutty flavor
NutrientsVitamin A, C, Iron, Folate, and Zinc

50. Nasturtium

Nasturtium
  • Also known as Indian cress and garden nasturtium
  • Prefers an environment with a little more moisture
  • Has high rish of mold growth which can be handled by spraying some hydrogen peroxide on the soil
FamilyBrassicaceae
Genus & SpeciesGenus Nasturtium (multiple species)
Germination Time2 to 3 days
Blackout Time3 to 4 days
Harvest Time8 to 12 days
Seeding Rate2 oz
Pre-SoakYes
FlavorIntense wasabi-like flavor
NutrientsVitamin C, Iron and various minerals

51. Pea

Pea
  • Also known as field pea
  • Can be grown both in water as well in soil
  • Good for blood sugar, improves immune system and promotes eye health
FamilyFabaceae
Genus & SpeciesPisum sativum
Germination Time2 to 3 days
Blackout Time3 to 5 days
Harvest Time8 to 12 days
Seeding Rate5 oz
Pre-SoakYes
FlavorSlightly sweet and nutty flavor
NutrientsVitamin A, C, Folate, Protein, Fiber and various minerals.

52. Quinoa

Quinoa
  • Also known as kinuwa, ivory quinoa and red quinoa
  • Washing the seeds before sowing can help in reducing the concentration of saponins which can trigger allergic reactions
  • One of the easiest microgreens for a quick harvest
FamilyAmaranthaceae
Genus & SpeciesChenopodium quinoa
Germination Time1 to 2 days
Blackout Time3 days
Harvest Time7 to 12 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakYes
FlavorSlightly earthy and bitter flavor
NutrientsFiber, Magnesium, Vitamin Complex B, Iron and other minerals

53. Rutabaga

rutabaga
  • Also known as swede, yellow turnip and swedish turnip
  • It is a great garnish for sandwiches and salads, thanks to its peppery taste
  • Placing it under a shaded area instead of direct sunlight will yield better results
FamilyBrassicaceae
Genus & SpeciesBrassica napus
Germination Time2 to 3 days
Blackout Time3 to 4 days
Harvest Time8 to 12 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorMild peppery flavor
NutrientsVitamin C, Fiber, Protein, Potassium and other minerals

54. Shiso

Shiso
  • Also known as Korean perilla, deulkkae, beefsteak plant and egoma
  • Has a flavor similar to that of anise and goes well with sea food
  • Can help in lowering the risk of certain types of cancer
FamilyLamiaceae
Genus & SpeciesPerilla frutescens
Germination Time3 to 5 days
Blackout Time4 days
Harvest Time8 to 12 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakYes
FlavorEarthy flavor
NutrientsVitamin A, Calcium, and Iron

55-57. Sorrel / red veined sorrel/ large leaf sorrel

Sorrel
  • Also known as garden sorrel and red sorrel
  • Commonly used as garnishes and microherbs
  • Good for skin health, heart health and can help in boosting immune system
FamilyPolygonaceae
Genus & SpeciesRumex acetosa
Germination Time1 to 2 days
Blackout Time3 to 4 days
Harvest Time10 to 12 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorTangy, lemon-zesty flavor
NutrientsVitamin K, C, E, Oxalic acid, and various minerals.

58. Sunflower

Sunflower
  • One of the popular microgreens and easy to grow as well
  • Good for the heart, teeth, bones and can lower blood cholesterol levels
  • Needs proper sanitizing and rinsing to prevent the formation of molds
FamilyAsteraceae
Genus & SpeciesGenus Helianthus (with 70 species)
Germination Time1 to 2 days
Blackout Time3 to 4 days
Harvest Time8 to 12 days
Seeding Rate6 oz
Pre-SoakYes
FlavorNutty flavor
NutrientsProteins, Iron, Calcium, Folic acid, and other minerals

59. Tatsoi

tatsoi
  • Also known as tatsoi mustard, Chinese flat cabbage, spoon mustard, and spinach mustard
  • Can help in lowering cholesterol and regulating heart health
  • Charaterized by bight green leaves and yellowish stems
FamilyBrassicaceae
Genus & SpeciesBrassica Rapa
Germination Time1 to 2 days
Blackout Time3 to 4 days
Harvest Time8 to 12 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorMild mustard-y flavor
NutrientsVitamin B Complex, Vitamin A, Potassium, Magnesium, and various minerals.

60. Turnip

Turnip
  • Also known as white turnip, baby turnip and cabbage turnip
  • Very good choice for salads and sandwiches
  • Can improve immunity and also reduce risk of heart problems
FamilyBrassicaceae
Genus & SpeciesBrassica Rapa (sub species)
Germination Time2 to 3 days
Blackout Time3 to 4 days
Harvest Time8 to 12 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorMild sweet flavor
NutrientsFiber, Vitamin K, A, C, Folate, Protein, and various minerals

61. Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass
  • One of the fastest growers out there and is very much like Barley
  • People love making smoothis and juices out of wheatgrass
  • Can prevent cancer, improve digestion and also has anti-cancer properties
FamilyPoaceae
Genus & SpeciesTriticum aestivum
Germination Time2 to 3 days
Blackout TimeNone
Harvest Time7 to 12 days
Seeding Rate1-2 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorMild bitter and grassy flavor
NutrientsVitamin A, B, C, Amino acids, and various minerals.

62. Millet

millet
  • Also known as pearl millet
  • Mostly used as fodder for animals, but has great benefits for people as well
  • Carries a not-so-likeanle fibrous taste
FamilyPoaceae
Genus & SpeciesMultiple species
Germination Time1 to 2 days
Blackout Time4 days
Harvest Time> 12 days
Seeding Rate5 oz
Pre-SoakYes
FlavorMild grassy flavor
NutrientsProtein, Fiber, Carbohydrates, Amino acids, and various minerals.

63. Basil

basil
  • Also known as sweet basil, great basil, and Saint-Joseph’s wort
  • One of the popular microgreens and has a lot of varieties
  • Growth can be slower when compared to some fast microgreens
  • Excellent for body regulating functions and has anti-inflammatory and anti-aging effects
FamilyLamiaceae
Genus & SpeciesOcimum basilicum
Germination Time2 to 3 days
Blackout Time4 to 5 days
Harvest Time10 to 13 days
Seeding Rate0.7 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorSlightly spicy and minty flavor
NutrientsVitamin A, C, K, High in Polyphenols, and various minerals.

64. Carrot

carrot
  • One of the shorter microgreens and can take their time
  • Can be grown both hydroponically as well in soil
  • Can help in keeping skin, lungs, and oral cancer at bay
FamilyApiaceae
Genus & SpeciesDaucuc Carota
Germination Time2 to 3 days
Blackout Time4 to 5 days
Harvest Time8 to 14 days
Seeding Rate1.3 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorNice vegetable flavor
NutrientsAntioxidants, Carotenes, and Vitamin A

65. Fenugreek

fenugreek
  • Used in traditional cooking, thanks to its bitter yet unique taste
  • Helps in the control of diabetes, improves heart health, and improve digestion as well
  • No need for pre-soaking as it can germinate in quick time
FamilyFabaceae
Genus & SpeciesTrigonella foenum-graecum
Germination Time2 to 3 days
Blackout Time4 to 5 days
Harvest Time10 to 14 days
Seeding Rate0.6 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorSlightly bittery and nutty flavor
NutrientsVitamin C, Fiber, Protein, Antioxidants, and various minerals.

66,67. Gem Marigold/ Signata Maroon Marigold

marigold
  • Perfect for beginners as growing process is very simple
  • Are used in drinks for the zesty taste they impart
  • Helpful in skin health, promotes eye health and has anti-inflammatory properties
FamilyAsteraceae
Genus & SpeciesPisum Calendula officinalis
Germination Time2 to 4 days
Blackout Time3 to 4 days
Harvest Time8 to 14 days
Seeding Rate2 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorCitrusy zesty flavor
NutrientsAntioxidants and various minerals.

68-70. Green Fennel/ Florence Fennel/ Bronze Fennel

Green-Fennel
  • Also known as fennel bulbs
  • Has anaromatic flavor which makes it a good choice for garnishing
  • Regulates blood pressure, improves eyesight, and treats skin problems
FamilyApiaceae
Genus & SpeciesFoeniculum vulgare
Germination Time2 to 3 days
Blackout Time3 to 4 days
Harvest Time10 to 14 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorLicorice-like flavor
NutrientsVitamin A, C, Potassium, Calcium, Iron and other minerals

71. Komatsuna

Red-komatsuna
  • Also known as mustard spinach and japenese mustard spinach
  • The microgreen is more flavorful and less spicier than the matured counterpart
FamilyBrassicaceae
Genus & SpeciesBrassica rapa var. perviridis
Germination Time2 to 3 days
Blackout Time4 to 5 days
Harvest Time10 to 14 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorSlightly sweet cabbage-y flavor
NutrientsVitamin C, Calcium, and Beta-Carotene

72,73 – Lemon balm/ Mint Lemon Balm

Lemon balm
  • Also known as common balm and balm mint
  • Can relieve stress, relax anxiety and boost cognitive function
  • Can help in improving digestion after a heavy meal
FamilyLamiaceae
Genus & SpeciesMelissa officinalis
Germination Time3 to 4 days
Blackout Time5 days
Harvest Time< 14 days
Seeding Rate1.2 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorLemony flavor
NutrientsFlavanoids, Anti-oxidants, Phenolic acids and other minerals

74. Marjoram

marjoram
  • Often confusedw with organo, it is one of the easiest microgreens to grow
  • Good for gut health and comes wtith anti-inflammatory properties
  • Despite their small sizw, adding small quantities will do the trick
FamilyLamiaceae
Genus & SpeciesOriganum majorana
Germination Time2 to 3 days
Blackout Time3 to 4 days
Harvest Time10 to 14 days
Seeding Rate0.5 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorStrong zesty and slightly bitter flavor
NutrientsPhosphorus, Potassium, Dietary fiber, and other minerals

75. Mint

mint
  • Also known as mentha, pineapple mint, spearmint, and peppermint
  • Mints are a great addition to drinks and bring an aromatic flavor
  • Smooths digestion, relives form bad breath, and comes with anti-inflammatory properties
FamilyLamiaceae
Genus & SpeciesMentha spicata
Germination Time2 to 3 days
Blackout Time3 days
Harvest Time10 to 14 days
Seeding Rate0.5 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorMinty flavor
NutrientsFiber,Vitamin A, Folate, Mangenese, and various minerals.

76-78. Mizuna / Miz America Mizuna/ Red Kingdom Mizuna

mizuna
  • Also known as Japanese mustard greens, spider mustard, potherb mustard, and kyona mizuna
  • If you’re not a fan of super spicy microgreens, Mizuna can be a good alternative as it comes with a mild spicy taste
FamilyBrassicaceae
Genus & SpeciesBrassica rapa
Germination Time1 to 2 days
Blackout Time3 to 4 days
Harvest Time8 to 14 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorMild spicy flavor
NutrientsVitamin A, C, K, Fiber, Calcium and various minerals

79. Purslane

Red-Gruner-Purslane
  • Also known as verdolaga, pursley, summer purslane, portulaca and common purslane
  • Comes with adequate anti-oxidizing properties
FamilyPortulacaceae
Genus & SpeciesPortulaca oleracea (Many species available)
Germination Time3 to 5 days
Blackout TimeNone
Harvest Time10 to 14 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorTangy spinach-like flavor
NutrientsAntioxidants and Omega-3 fatty acids

80. Spinach

spinach
  • One of the famous greens we’ve know ever since Popeye
  • The microgreens comes with more nutrients when compared with the mature plant
  • Good for reducing blood pressure levels, benefits eye health and reduces oxidative stress
FamilyAmaranthaceae
Genus & SpeciesSpinacia oleracea
Germination Time3 to 5 days
Blackout Time2 to 3 days
Harvest Time10 to 14 days
Seeding Rate1.3 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorMild green flavor
NutrientsVitamin A, C, K, Magnesium, Iron, and Mangenese

81. Tarragon

tarragon
  • Also known as estragon and russian tarragon
  • Comes under the sunflower family and is a good choice for garnishing dishes
  • Regulates sugar levels, improves sleep, and relieves a pain from bone issues
FamilyAsteraceae
Genus & SpeciesArtemisia dracunculus
Germination Time3 to 7 days
Blackout TimeNone
Harvest Time10 to 14 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorSweet licorice taste
NutrientsVitamin A, C, B6, Folate, and various minerals

82. Borage

Borage
  • Also known as starflower
  • Bit of a slow grower and will test your patience
  • Though pre-soaking is not required, doing so might improve germination rate
FamilyBoraginaceae
Genus & SpeciesBorago officinalis
Germination Time4 to 6 days
Blackout Time8 days
Harvest Time10 to 15 days
Seeding Rate0.7 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorSlightly bitter flavor
NutrientsThiamin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Riboflavin, Niacin, and other inerals

83. Dill

Dill
  • Also known as dill seed
  • Commonly used along with seafood
  • Good for eyes, skin, bone health, and helps with blood clotting
FamilyApiaceae
Genus & SpeciesAnethum graveolens
Germination Time4 to 5 days
Blackout Time4 days
Harvest Time12 to 15 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakYes
FlavorDill-like taste
NutrientsVitamin A, B, C, E, K, protein, and various other minerals

84. Dun Pea

Dun Pea
  • Also known as field pea, Capucijner pea and Austrian winter pea
  • Can be grown both in water as well in soil but soil is prefered for older microgreens
FamilyFabaceae
Genus & SpeciesPisum sativum
Germination Time2 to 3 days
Blackout Time5 to 6 days
Harvest Time10 to 15 days
Seeding Rate2 oz
Pre-SoakYes
FlavorRobust and crunchy flavor
NutrientsProtein, Carbohydrates and various minerals

85. Fava

fava
  • Also known as broad bean, fava bean, and faba bean
  • One fo the most delicious microgreens
  • Prevents cancer, promotes heart health, and improves digestion
FamilyFabaceae
Genus & SpeciesVicia faba
Germination Time3 to 4 days
Blackout Time4 to 5 days
Harvest Time12 to 15 days
Seeding Rate9 oz
Pre-SoakYes
FlavorCrunchy nutty taste
NutrientsFiber, Folate, Protein, Vitamin B, and various minerals

86. Celery

celery
  • Also known as turnip-rooted celery, celery root, celery leaf and knob celery
  • It is neither fast nor slow when it comes to growth speed
  • Reduces inflammation, improves digestion, and has an alkalizing effect
FamilyApiaceae
Genus & SpeciesApium graveolens
Germination Time5 to 7 days
Blackout Time7 to 9 days
Harvest Time13 to 16 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakYes
FlavorSlight celery flavor
NutrientsPotassium, Folate, Choline, Vitamin A, and Vitamin K

87. Lemongrass

lemongrass
  • Also known as Cymbopogon, oil grass and citronella grass
  • Has a refreshing fragrance and has been in traditional cooking for a long time
  • Improves blood circulation and also helps in treating skin ailments
FamilyPoaceae
Genus & SpeciesCymbopogon schoenanthus
Germination Time2 to 3 days
Blackout TimeNone
Harvest Time> 14 days
Seeding Rate0.5 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorStrong lemon flavor
NutrientsCalcium, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, and Vitamins

88. Orach

Orach
  • Also known as saltbushes, orache, purple orach, red orach and mountain spinach
  • Known as a good alternative for spinach
  • Good for metabolism, immune system and digestion
FamilyAmaranthaceae
Genus & SpeciesMultiple Species
Germination Time3 to 5 days
Blackout Time4 days
Harvest Time12 to 16 days
Seeding Rate2 to 3 oz
Pre-SoakYes
FlavorMild earthy spinach flavor
NutrientsCalcium, Magnesium, Anthocyanins, Phosphorous, Iron, Protein, and other minerals

89-92. Scallion/ Sweet spanish onion/ Red burgundy onion/ Bunching

Scallion
  • Also known as bulb onion, red onion, common onion and scallion
  • Belongs to the Allium family and looks similar to other microgreens in the same family
  • Good for reducing cholesterol, managing bone health, and regulating cose levels in the blood
FamilyAmaryllidaceae
Genus & SpeciesAllium cepa
Germination Time3 to 5 days
Blackout TimeNone
Harvest Time12 to 16 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorSlightly pungent and mild flavor
NutrientsVitamin A, B, C, E, Protein, and various minerals

93-96. Waldman’s Green Lettuce/ Paris Island Lettuce/ Ruby Red Lettuce/ Freckles Romaine Lettuce

Waldman
  • One of the most popular microgreens worldwide
  • Has a very mild flavor and is perfect for salads
  • Good for eye health, heart health, prevents inflammation, and also has anti-cancer properties
FamilyAsteraceae
Genus & SpeciesLactuca sativa
Germination Time2 to 3 days
Blackout Time4 days
Harvest Time10 to 16 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorMild sweet flavor
NutrientsVitamin A, K, E, and various minerals.

97. Pumpkin

Pumpkin
  • Also known as pepita
  • Not a famous microgreen but its mature plant is widely used in traditional dishes
  • Good for heart health and regulates blood pressure
FamilyCucurbitaceae
Genus & SpeciesCucurbita pepo
Germination Time2 to 4 days
Blackout Time6 days
Harvest Time> 16 days
Seeding Rate2 oz
Pre-SoakYes
FlavorMild nutty flavor
NutrientsFiber, Potassium, Vitamin C, and various minerals

98. Cilantro

  • Also known as Slow bolt cilantro, Coriander, Chinese parsley and Mexican parsley
  • It is a fragrant microgreen and tastes a bit like parsley
  • Good for bone health, eye health, nervous system and other benefits
FamilyApiaceae
Genus & SpeciesCoriandrum sativum
Germination Time4 to 6 days
Blackout Time6 days
Harvest Time14 to 18 days
Seeding Rate1.3 oz
Pre-SoakYes
FlavorCitrusy, celery-ish flavor
NutrientsVitamin A, C, K, Iron, Calcium, and various minerals

99. Salad Burnet

Burnet
  • Also known as Sanguisorba minor, Garden burnet, Small burnet, and Burnet plant
  • Comes with a mild taste which can be a bit too bland
  • Characterized by green leaves and yellow stems with a hint of pink
FamilyRosaceae
Genus & SpeciesSanguisorba minor
Germination Time5 to 7 days
Blackout Time3 to 4 days
Harvest Time12 to 17 days
Seeding Rate5 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorBland flavor
NutrientsVitamin A, Carbohydrates, and Protein

100. Shungiku

Shungiku
  • Also known as crown daisy, three color daisy, tong hao, tricolor daisy, garland chrysanthemum, chop suey greens
  • Characterized by light green leaves and yellowish white stems
  • Good for bloog sugar, improves immune system and promotes eye health
FamilyAsteraceae
Genus & SpeciesGlebionis coronaria
Germination Time3 to 5 days
Blackout Time3 to 4 days
Harvest Time12 to 18 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorFlower-like flavor
NutrientsVitamin K, Folate, and various minerals

101. Saltwort

saltwort
  • Also known as Salsola, land seaweed, and Okahijiki
  • It is a type of a land seaweed that is slowly gaining popularity
FamilyAmaranthaceae
Genus & SpeciesGenus Salsola (Multiple species)
Germination Time7 to 10 days
Blackout TimeNone
Harvest Time14 to 20 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorMild and earthy flavor
NutrientsVitamin A, C, Carbs, Protein, and Fiber

102. Wasabi

wasabi
  • Also known as Japenese horesradish
  • Thought to be a difficiult microgreen but is one fo the easiest ones to grow
  • Very commonly used in asian dishes like soups and salads
FamilyBrassicaceae
Genus & SpeciesEutrema japonicum
Germination Time3 to 5 days
Blackout Time3 to 4 days
Harvest Time14 to 21 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakYes
FlavorSharp peppery flavor
NutrientsVitamin B6, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Dietary Fiber and Vitamin C

103. Chervil

  • Also known as french parsley, garden chervil and curly chervil
  • Has an aroma and flavor similar to that of aniseed and ia a good addition in savory dishes
  • Can help with skin problems, gout, high blood pressure, and digestion problems
FamilyApiaceae
Genus & SpeciesAnthriscus cerefolium
Germination Time2 to 4 days
Blackout Time5 to 6 days
Harvest Time16 to 22 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorMild parsley-ish flavor
NutrientsVitamin C, Carotene, Iron, and Magnesium

104. Oregano

Oregano
  • Also known as marjoram and wild oreganum
  • Can be confused with marjoram but is different and comes with a unique taste
  • Used in bland flavored dishes for seasoning purposes
FamilyLamiaceae
Genus & SpeciesOriganum vulgare
Germination Time5 to 7 days
Blackout TimeNone
Harvest Time15 to 22 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorEarthy and slight minty flavor
NutrientsFiber, Manganese, Iron, Vitamin K, Vitamin E, Tryptophan, and Calcium

105. Asparagus

Asparagus
  • Also known as sparrow grass
  • One of the longest growing microgreens
  • Lower blood pressure, improves digestion, aides weight loss, and helps with pregnancy issues
FamilyAsparagaceae
Genus & SpeciesAsparagus officinalis
Germination Time7 to 10 days
Blackout TimeNone
Harvest Time20 to 25 days
Seeding Rate0.5 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorSlightly earthy flavor
NutrientsFiber, Folate, and Vitamins A, C and K

106. Chicory

Chicory
  • Also known as blue sailors, ragged sailors, hendibeh, wild endive, succory, and wild bachelor’s buttons
  • Not a popular microgreen but comes with a lot of goodness
  • Often confused with endive which is a completely different species
FamilyAsteraceae
Genus & SpeciesCichorium intybus
Germination Time3 to 5 days
Blackout TimeNone
Harvest Time16 to 25 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorBitter flavor
NutrientsProtein, Fiber, Mangenese, Potassium, and other minerals

107. Chinese Toon

chinese-toon
  • Also known as Chinese mahogany, toona sinensis, and red toon
  • An aromatic microgreen used in asian dishes for their flavor
  • Not a good choice for beginners as it can be a bit difficult to grow
FamilyMeliaceae
Genus & SpeciesToona sinensis
Germination Time7 to 10 days
Blackout Time4 to 6 days
Harvest Time16 to 24 days
Seeding Rate4 oz
Pre-SoakYes
FlavorMild onion-ish flavor
NutrientsBeta carotene, Vitamin E, Folic acid, Riboflavin, Iron and other nutrients

108. Chives

Chinese chives
  • Also known as chinese chives, garden chives, and rock chives
  • One of the slowest microgreens
  • Good for skin, bone health, eyes, body repair & development, and promote vital body functions
FamilyAmaryllidaceae
Genus & SpeciesAllium schoenoprasum
Germination Time6 to 9 days
Blackout TimeNone
Harvest Time18 to 24 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorSlight garlic-y flavor
NutrientsVitamin A, B, C, E, and other minerals

109. Lovage

Lovage
  • Also known as lovage herb and maggi plant
  • Characterized by yellowish green stems and leaves
  • Good choice for soups as they have tender stems and leaves with a mild taste
FamilyApiaceae
Genus & SpeciesLevisticum officinale
Germination Time6 to 14 days
Blackout TimeNone
Harvest Time18 to 24 days
Seeding Rate0.8 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorCelery-ish flavor
NutrientsFiber, Proteins, Sodium, and other minerals

110. Dandelion

Red Dandelion
  • Not the most famous microgreen, thanks to its bitter taste
  • Easy to germinate but growth after that can be slow
  • Characterized by bright green leaves and greenish white stems
FamilyAsteraceae
Genus & SpeciesTaraxacum officinale
Germination Time2 to 3 days
Blackout Time4 to 5 days
Harvest Time12 to 25 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorSlightly bitter flavor
NutrientsVitamin A,C,K,E, Folate, and other minerals

111. Magenta Spreen

Magenta-spreen
  • Also known as lamb’s quarters, purple goosefoot and tree spinach
  • It is a slow grower so soaking the seeds can help in germination
  • Characterized by green leaves and stems with a shade of pick near the middle
FamilyAmaranthaceae
Genus & SpeciesChenopodium giganteum
Germination Time4 to 8 days
Blackout Time3 to 4 days
Harvest Time16 to 25 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakYes
FlavorMild flavor
NutrientsVitamin C,E, Fatty acids, Iron, Calcium, and various minerals.

113. Sage

sage
  • Also known as common sage, garden sage, and culinary sage
  • Comes under the mint family and has several medicinal purposes
  • Characterized by their dark green stems and pale green leaves
FamilyLamiaceae
Genus & SpeciesSalvia officinalis
Germination Time7 to 10 days
Blackout TimeNone
Harvest Time18 to 25 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorEarthy bold flavor
NutrientsMagnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Beta-Carotene, and other minerals

114. Sea Bean

sea bean
  • Also known as sea asparagus, samphire, pickleweed, drift seed, Ox-eye beans, Mucuna Bean, deer-eye, glasswort, and hamburger bean
  • Looks very similar to asparagus but is different
  • Soaking can lead to a better germination rate
FamilyAmaranthaceae
Genus & SpeciesGenus Salicornia (multiple species)
Germination Time3 to 5 days
Blackout TimeNone
Harvest Time18 to 25 days
Seeding RateDepends
Pre-SoakYes
FlavorSlightly briny flavor
NutrientsProtein, Calcium, Riboflavin, Iron, Calcium, and various minerals.

115. Parsley

Parsley
  • Also known as italian parsley, garden parsley, and curly parsley
  • One of the easiest microgreens to grow
  • Very similar to coriander in looks and taste but has it own unique flavor
FamilyApiaceae
Genus & SpeciesPetroselinum crispum
Germination Time5 to 7 days
Blackout TimeNone
Harvest Time18 to 30 days
Seeding Rate1 oz
Pre-SoakYes
FlavorMild parsley flavor
NutrientsPotassium, Iron, Zinc, Magnesium, and other minerals

116. Tangerine

tangerine
  • Also known as mandarin and mandarin orange
  • One of the slowest microgreens to harvest
  • can be used as a garnish for its zesty flavour
FamilyRutaceae
Genus & SpeciesCitrus tangerina
Germination Time7 to 14 days
Blackout TimeNone
Harvest Time20 to 30 days
Seeding Rate2 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorCitrus flavor
NutrientsVitamin C, and various minerals.

117. Thyme

thyme
  • Also known as common thyme
  • Know for its medicinal properties and culinary uses
  • One of the slowest microgreens to grow so not for the ones seeking a quick result
FamilyLamiaceae
Genus & SpeciesThymus vulgaris
Germination Time8 to 20 days
Blackout Time5 to 83 to 5 days
Harvest Time25 to 35 days
Seeding Rate0.6 oz
Pre-SoakNo
FlavorHerbal flavor
NutrientsVitamin C, A, and B6, Fiber, Manganese, Iron, Copper, Zinc, and Calcium

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