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Pea, Foxy Microgreens seeds

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Conventional Pea Foxy seeds are out of stock - will return at the end of July/beginning of August. 

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►Meanwhile, check: Pea Green - an equally fantastic choice in appearance and taste.  

All you need to know about Pea Foxy, microgreens seeds

Pea Foxy is the Afila Pea type which is one of the most popular and desired microgreens. These tiny seeds may be small but they pack a punch - with an impressive germination rate of 98%. And we have it formally confirmed. 

If you're looking for smaller seeds and faster growth than Pea, Frilly and Pea, Jumbo varieties offer, Pea Foxy is the perfect fit. Pea Afila has smaller seeds than any other pea variety in MP Seeds offer, which gives you more abundant harvest from the same tray.

 

Taste and look of Pea Afila (Foxy) Shoots

Pea foxy microgreens are known for their vibrant green color, curly tendrils, and delicate appearance. They are quite appealing to the eye, with their lush green leaves and curly tendrils which add an attractive and artistic touch to dishes, making them a popular choice for restaurant chefs for garnishes.

What are pea tendrils and is it the same as pea shoots?

  • Pea Shoots: These typically refer to the entire young, tender above-ground parts of the pea plant, including both the stems and leaves. This broader definition encompasses not only the curly tendrils but also the straight stems and attached leaves.

  • Pea Tendrils: In this context, "tendrils" specifically refer to the curly, thin, and coiled parts of the young pea plant, often resembling delicate spirals. This term may be used to differentiate the curly, slender parts from the straight stems and broader leaves.

It's important to note that the terminology can vary, and different regions or individuals might use these terms differently. The choice of whether to refer to the entire young pea plant as "pea shoots" or to specifically mention "pea tendrils" for the curly parts can depend on local conventions, culinary preferences, and communication within a particular culinary or gardening community.

Coming back to the pea foxy. In terms of taste, it have a fresh and nutty flavor profile. Their taste is often described as mild and slightly sweet, with a hint of pea-like essence.

Their crisp texture and vibrant appearance make pea foxy microgreens not only visually appealing but also a delightful addition to a wide range of culinary creations.

These microgreens can add a refreshing and crunchy element to salads, sandwiches, and various dishes, making them a favorite choice among chefs and home cooks alike.

 

How to grow Pea Afila microgreens step-by-step?

Looking for succulent, crispy Pea, Foxy microgreens? Here's the trick:

  • Soak your seeds in water from 8-12 hours, let them rest for 6-12 hour and then sow them, sprinkle slightly to give them good start
  • stack the trays, put them in blackout the and wait 3-4 days for germination period.
  • Put them under light and give them 16/8h day night lighting time
  • Water them only froom the bottom to prevent molding. 
  • For best results when harvesting after 9 to 11 days of growing, store dried plants into containers to make them last longer!
  • Fertilizer is not needed while they grow, but they will grow a little faster when added.
  • Pea is great to grow on hydroponics system
  • If you don't see quick enough growth or need extra crunchy texture try reducing light exposure levels which will give a kick start effect on speedy producing better quality greens for great tasting harvest yields!

Can you use any pea seeds for microgreens cultivation?

  • Variety: Choose pea varieties specifically bred for microgreen production or those known for their tenderness and flavor. Additionally you can choose to grow pea shoots with or without tendrils. Varieties like Pea Taiga (with tendrils), or Pea Dunn (without tendrils) are often recommended for microgreens because they produce tender shoots and have good flavor.

  • Quality: Ensure that the pea seeds you use of high quality, fresh, free from disease, and have a high germination rate. Like this from us! This will increase your chances of a successful microgreen crop.

  • Untreated: It's preferable to use untreated pea seeds for microgreens to avoid any potential chemical residues in your crop. Like this ones from MP SEEDS!

Pea is good as microgreens to grow for the beginner microgreener, however it is not the fastest growing one, so you need to have patient for that. 

 

What are Health benefits of Pea Afila Microgreens?

Pea microgreens are a great source of:

  • dietary fiber,
  • Protein,
  • vitamins A, C, and K,
  • as well as minerals such as Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

Eating Pea microgreens can help to boost energy levels and improve overall health.

The antioxidants in pea microgreens have been linked to reducing inflammation in the body and protecting against some types of cancers. The vitamin A content helps to strengthen the immune system while vitamin C is necessary for healthy skin and vision. Additionally pea microgreens are an excellent source of Iron which helps to fight off fatigue and protect against anemia.

The potassium content helps to regulate blood pressure while magnesium helps relax muscles and keep bones strong. Adding Pea microgreens to your diet can also help with digestion since they contain prebiotics that encourage beneficial bacteria growth in the gut.

 

What is Culinary usage of Pea Foxy Shoots?

Pea microgreens can be incorporated into a variety of recipes including:

  1. Salads: Pea foxy microgreens are often used in salads to provide a crisp and refreshing element. They pair well with mixed greens, herbs, and various salad dressings. Their mild, nutty flavor can enhance the overall taste of the salad.

  2. Sandwiches: Add a handful of pea foxy microgreens to your sandwiches, wraps, or burgers. They not only contribute a pleasing crunch but also introduce a subtle, fresh taste that complements other ingredients.

  3. Garnish: Use pea foxy microgreens as a garnish to decorate your dishes, from soups and appetizers to main courses. Their curly tendrils and vibrant green color can elevate the visual appeal of your culinary creations.

  4. Stir-Fries: Add pea foxy microgreens to stir-fries or sautés near the end of cooking for a burst of color and flavor. Their mild taste won't overpower the dish but will enhance its overall freshness.

  5. Rice and Grain Bowls: Top rice or grain bowls with pea foxy microgreens for a nutritious and visually appealing touch. They can be an excellent addition to grain-based salads as well.

  6. Omelets and Scrambles: Sprinkle pea foxy microgreens on omelets, scrambled eggs, or frittatas for added texture and a hint of freshness.

  7. Creamy Soups: Float a few pea foxy microgreens on top of creamy soups, such as pea soup or potato leek soup, to provide a pleasant contrast in texture and taste.

  8. Sushi and Sashimi: Use pea foxy shoots as a garnish for sushi rolls or sashimi platters. They can enhance the presentation and provide a subtle crunch.

  9. Crostini: Create elegant crostini by spreading goat cheese or cream cheese on toasted baguette slices and topping them with pea foxy microgreens and a drizzle of honey or balsamic reduction.

Remember that pea foxy microgreens are delicate, so it's best to add them to dishes just before serving to maintain their freshness and texture. 

Can I eat Pea Foxy shoots raw?

Yes! To maximize the nutritional benefits from pea microgreens it is best to eat them fresh or lightly steamed as cooking them too long may diminish their nutrient content. Pea microgreens are not only delicious but also full of essential nutrients that can support good health and wellbeing.

 

Are you looking for high-quality pea microgreens seeds in bulk?

If so, then look no further! We offer the best pea microgreens seeds on the market, and if you're looking to order 500 kg or more we can provide a special offer. So don't hesitate - contact us directly today and take advantage of our great deals!

 

Want to Become a Pea Microgreens specialist?

MP SEEDS team loves Pea, that is why...

In summary, we have compiled all the information about growing pea microgreens and various varieties in two articles. If you want to learn more, check them out:

►Comparison of Pea Microgreens- Choosing the Ideal Variety for Your Urban Farm

How to grow pea microgreens fast and easy?

 

Variety: Pea Foxy
Certification: Conventional Seeds
Seed Category: Microgreens Seeds
Latin Name: Pisum sativum
Dificulty Level: Medium
Seed count per gram: 13 seeds
Sow density 10x20 tray: 250 grams
Sprout in low temp.: Yes
Soaking: Yes 8-12 hours
Watering: Frequent
Blackout Time: 3-4 days
Total growing time: 9-11 days
Taste: Fresh, Slightly nutty and sweet
Stem Color: Green
Leaves Color: Green
Nutrition benefits: A, C, B12
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