Sweetcorn Shoots Royalty F1 (aka Corn Shoots/Popcorn Shoots) are quick growing micro-leaves that are harvested after only 6-8 days when they are about 7cm tall. These bright yellow leaves have a very intense sweet flavour that adds a colourful, crunchy garnish to salads and other dishes.
In order to develop the sweet taste and bright yellow colour, Sweetcorn Shoots Royalty F1 need to be grown in a warm place in complete darkness from sowing to picking - the inside of a cupboard in the house is ideal. If they are left to grow for too long or not grown in the dark they will be fibrous and not tender to eat.
Sweetcorn Shoots Royalty are quick growing micro-leaves with an intensely sweet flavour and are perfect garnish that adds flavour and colour to a dishes.
Growing as a Microgreen.
- Soak seeds for 8-12 hours
- Rinse and drain thoroughly
- Rinse and drain every 8-12 hours until your seeds show the tiniest of roots
- Plant seed in a tray on thoroughly moistened compost
- Cover your crop with another tray, or a plate - to keep light out and moisture in
- Keep your compost moist by watering lightly as needed. Don't drench
- Use Coconut Coir and you likely won't have to water at all after planting!
- When your plants have begun to show leaves, remove the cover and move your crop to a well-lit location
- Harvest when the leaves are open and 2cm - 7cm tall (day 5-14)
- Cut just above the medium, with scissors or sharp knife
They can also be grown as a Sprouting Seed:
Wide mouth jars
- Make sure that the jars are super clean and sterile
- Use screw top lid and simply drill or punch several holes in the lid – but not too large, the water needs to be able to drain, but not the seed!
- An alternative could be Muslin cloth secured with a rubber band around the neck of the jar
- Replacement lid with fine sieve built-in
Place seeds in the bottom of the jar and cover with water
2. Use water that is at room temperature…water that is either too hot or too cold can shock the seeds. Coldwater can also slow the germination process
3. Don't put too much seed in the jar, allow the seed sufficient room to expand…insufficient space will lead to mould issues as air cannot circulate sufficiently
- After the initial soak, the water needs to be emptied and filled back up with room temperature water
- Turn the jar upside down and let the water drain out, the seeds should be left damp and not swimming in water
- Rinse 2-3 times per day with room temperature water
- Continue the rinse cycle until harvest
Hulls may be removed but they are not harmful to eat, removal helps to minimise spoilage in storage.
||Approx 100 seeds per pack.
When to Sow Sweetcorn Shoots Royalty Vegetable Seeds
Indoor Sowing Information
||Indoors in a warm place in a dark cupboard.
|When to Sow:
Water carefully if seeds dry out.
||January-December. Cut when 7cm tall after 6-8 days.
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