Broccoli Sprouting Seeds – Calabrese


Organic sprouting broccoli seeds (calabrese), specially cultivated for growing sprouts and microgreens.

Broccoli sprouts activate high levels of sulforaphane and contain vitamins C and A, calcium and iron. Considered by many to be a nutritional wonder.

Easy to grow and ready to eat in 5 days.

(31 customer reviews)
Soil Association Organic
Soil Association Organic Certified
EU Organic Farming
EU Organic Farming Certified
One Percent for the Planet
One Percent for the Planet
GMO Free
GMO Free
Broccoli sprouting seeds calabrese in packet with broccoli sprout image
Broccoli Sprouting Seeds - Calabrese £6.65£82.28

Organic broccoli sprouts seeds (calabrese), specially cultivated for growing sprouts and microgreens.

  • 100% Broccoli Calabrese
  • Excellent source of sulforaphane
  • High levels of vitamins A and C, calcium, iron
  • Easy to grow, ready in 3-5 days
  • Suitable for sprouting and microgreens
  • 100% Organic – Soil Association Certified
  • Lab tested & high germination guaranteed

Country of Origin: Italy
Botanical Name: Brassica oleracea botrytis cimosa
Packaged in the UK
Shelf-life: 1-year minimum
Sprout Taste: Earthy, crunchy, similar to radish or mustard. Don’t taste like broccoli.

If you’re looking for sprouting broccoli seed for maximum sulforaphane activation, this broccoli calabrese variety is the one you need. We also stock Broccoli Raab, but this one doesn’t activate nearly as much sulforaphane.

We use these exact same broccoli sprouting seeds to grow our wholesale sprouts, sold throughout the UK in places like Abel & Cole, Planet Organic, The Organic Delivery Company, and Langridge Organic.

You may also be interested in our Freeze Dried Broccoli Sprouts which are made with the same sprouts from the same broccoli calabrese seed batch.

Broccoli Sprouting Seed Health Benefits

Broccoli sprouts are regarded as a nutritional phenomenon and are one of the most popular seed types for sprout and microgreen growers.

Broccoli sprouts are especially popular for their high levels of glucoraphanin, a compound which the body converts into sulforaphane. There has been growing evidence linking sulforaphane to a range of health benefits.

Raw vegetables produce higher levels of sulforaphane than cooked vegetables, which makes broccoli sprouts such a popular choice for maximum sulforaphane intake over vegetables such as broccoli.

Broccoli sprouts contain very high levels of vitamin C, an excellent immune booster and a source of antioxidants. They also contain high levels of vitamin A, calcium and iron.

Read More:

How to eat

Add them to salads, put them in sandwiches or even throw them into a smoothie. Used raw, they will add a lovely crunch to any dish. They can also be added to warm dishes such as soup or curry.

Collections: Sprouting SeedsMicrogreens Seed

31 reviews for Broccoli Sprouting Seeds – Calabrese

  1. graham.fisher (Verified Buyer)

    It does take a while to awaken these wonderful seeds, but once awakened they deliver all their lifeforce gifts abundantly ! Great benefit to health when dealing with inflammation issues.

  2. Simon (Verified Buyer)

    Well packaged seeds, did not have any issues growing my first batch and now enjoying some fresh, organic sprouts.

  3. Mr G (Verified Buyer)

    Just had my second delivery! Good quality seeds and prompt service from skysprouts. I will definitely continue to order from them. Very happy :)

  4. brett halligan (Verified Buyer)

    Great product, been buying seeds from sky sprouts for about 5 years and the quality is always great, I would not hesitate to recomend sprouting and sky sprouts to anyone who asked.

  5. Dragan (Verified Buyer)

    Broccoli seeds are, for me, the most difficult ones to sprout. These appear sleepy first 2 or three days, but then they come to life! They are ready to eat by the 7th eight day. Really good quality and lets not forget the enormous health benefits that broccoli calebrese have. Money well spent. I get about 7 times more edible weight then the dry seeds have.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.



According to the International Sprout Growers Association, 84 grams of broccoli sprouts contains:

  • Calories: 35
  • Carbs: 5 grams
  • Fibre: 4 grams
  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Fat: 0.5 grams
  • Vitamin C: 60% of the Daily Value (DV)
  • Vitamin A: 10% of the DV
  • Calcium: 6% of the DV

Growing Instructions

How to Grow Broccoli Sprouts

  1. Add 1-3 tablespoons of sprouting broccoli seeds to a sprouting jar.
  2. Fill with water, leave for 15 minutes, and then rinse.
  3. Fill again with fresh water and stir the seeds to ensure they’re covered.
  4. Leave to soak for 8 hours or overnight.
  5. Empty the water, fill the jar with water, give them a shake, and empty the water.
  6. Leave the jar on its side for the water to drain.
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for 3-5 days.
  8. Your sprouts should be ready if soft enough.
  9. Store the broccoli sprouts in the fridge.


  • Broccoli sprouts generate heat as they grow. Avoid overheating and spoilage by not keeping more than 200g in a single container.
  • Store the sprouts in a tupperware container with holes (improvise if necessary). Sprouts like air circulation.
  • Don’t forget to drain. The most common cause of sprouts going bad is stagnant water.


Which type of Broccoli Sprouting Seeds should I use?

The most popular broccoli sprouting seed is calabrese (this one), mainly because it’s considered to be more nutritious. Broccoli raab is another type of sprouting seed (which we also sell).

Why are my broccoli sprouts mouldy?

A very common question, 99% of the time what looks like mould is actually root hairs. These fuzzy-like hairs are perfectly normal and safe, and will disappear with a rinse.

Why do my broccoli sprouts smell?

It’s normal for broccoli sprouts to have a very slight smell of sulphur on account of their glucoraphanin content. It’s also normal for them to be odourless. If they smell like anything else, especially rancid, then they have most likely rotted and should be thrown away. This might happen if allowed to soak for too long, or when using a dirty jar.

Why do I have un-sprouted broccoli seeds left in the bottom of my sprouter?

You probably need to drain more between rinses. Be sure to give your broccoli seeds a good shake to remove as much water as possible.

How should I store my sprouting broccoli seeds ?

Keep them in a cool, dark and dry place, either sealed in the pouch or in a sealed container.

Are sprouting broccoli seeds safe?

Our organic broccoli sprouts are lab-tested and verified free of e.coli and salmonella. Unlike, normal vegetable seeds, our broccoli seeds are specially grown for sprouting and microgreens, and to be free of bacteria and harmful pathogens.

Free returns within 30 days
If you are not completely satisfied with our products for any reason, you can return them free of charge within 30 days.

We ship orders within 3-5 days via Royal Mail
Free UK mainland delivery on orders over £40