Organic Mung Bean

SKU: S7006.pkt
Mung beans are highly versatile as a sprout and have been cultivated since ancient times. While native t...
NZ $4.00


Organic Mung Bean
NZ $4.00

Botanical Name

Vigna radiata

Quantity of Sprouts

2T of seed produces 1C of sprouts

Days to Harvest

Harvest in 5-6 days


Mild taste and flavours of nuts and young peas

Sprouting Guidance

Harvest when the sprout is the same length as the seed.

Culinary Inspiration

Include in salads and stir frys, add into pesto to reduce the quantity of nuts used or enjoy a handful on their own as a nutritous snack food.

Other Information

S. Meyerowitz (2013) The Complete Guide to Sprouting – Sprouts the Miracle Food. Raman, R. (2018) 10 Impressive Health Benefits of Mung Beans. Accessed 28 April 2023:

Successful Sprouting

  1. Before getting started read the specific information for each sprout type .
  2. Use an Agee Utility or Perfit Utility jar with a 92mm neck to fit the Kings Seeds sprouting lid.
  3. Measure 1 tablespoon of seed into the jar (2-3T for larger seeds or larger quantities of sprouts).
  4. Half fill the jar with water and leave to soak for 10 minutes.
  5. Screw on your sprouting lid and invert the jar to drain thoroughly.
  6. Keep the jar in a cool place out of direct sunlight.
  7. Rinse twice daily with clean water and always drain well.
  8. After 3-5 days, place the jar in the light to green up the sprouts.
  9. To harvest, tip sprouts out onto a paper towel. Lift and gently shake to separate sprouts.
  10. Keep sprouts on a fresh layer of paper towel in an airtight container in the fridge. Stored like this they should keep for 7-10 days.

Sprouting Trouble Shooting

Some reasons for unsuccessful sprouting could be:

• Soaking the seeds for too long or too short a period.

• Damaging sprouts with high-pressure watering or vigorous shaking.

• Inadequate drainage, causing sprouts to become waterlogged and rot.

• Inadequate rinsing, causing sprouts to become dehydrated and dry out.

• Leaving sprouts in direct sunlight or a warm location.

• Remove excess moisture from sprouts before storing them in the fridge to get the best shelf life.

General Definitions


A plant that completes its entire life cycle (germinates, grows a plant, flowers, produces seed, dies) in one season. It may self-sow, thereby giving the impression of being perennial. Most annuals will flower 60 to 75 days from sowing.

Hardy Annual

An annual that does not need to be germinated indoors but can be sown direct into its growing position in the garden in spring and is tolerant of frost.

Tender Annual

An annual that is frost tender and can be germinated indoors. Sowing direct or planting outdoors must not occur until all danger of frost has passed (also known as a Half-Hardy Annual).

A plant that completes its entire life cycle in two years - growing in the first, reproducing and dying in the second. Typically, but not always, producing flowers only in the second year.


A plant that can live for more than two years, surviving the winter and flowering each year from the second season. Perennials may flower within 90 days of sowing in their first season but will more typically flower in their second

Hardy Perennial

A perennial that is frost-tolerant.

Tender Perennial

A perennial that is frost tender.


A plant that will survive frost.


A plant that will not survive frost.


Going to seed. Premature formation of a seed stalk, may be due to plant stress.

Botanical Name

The formal scientific name conforming to the International Code of Nomenclature for plants. Identifies the genus and species to which the plant belongs useful in distinguishing plants uniquely.


The seed leaves or first leaves that emerge from a germinated seed, different in form from the later true leaves.

True Leaves

The leaves that emerge after the cotyledons which are indicative of the true form
of the plant’s leaves.


Growth stopped by development of terminal flower buds. A dwarf/bush variety which sets fruit in a concentrated period.


Growth continuing indefinitely when leaf buds form at the tip of the growth. These varieties need to be staked and continue to set fruit until frost.


A variety that is older than two generations (50 years). Can also be referred to as “Heritage” and is always an open pollinated variety selected for garden performance (flavour, long harvest).


A plant resulting from a cross between two parent plants to give a genetically superior plant i.e. improved disease resistance, better vigour, more uniform harvest. Normally, seed saved from hybrids does not grow true to type.

F1 - The first generation of such a cross. Denoted in the name of the variety.

F2 - The second generation of such a cross etc.

Open Pollinated

Natural cross between plants of the same variety. Refers to non-hybrid seeds or plants.


Basic nutrient needs of plants:

- for green growth, healthy soil and microbial activity

- for flower, fruit and seed production; vigorous roots and disease resistance

) - essential for building plant tissue (important for young plants) and the
quality and size of fruit.

pH A measurement for the acidity/alkalinity of soil, needed for nutrientavailability and microbial activity.


Thepractice of scratching or notching the seed coat to assist germination. Usually
applies to hard coated seed.


Chilling seeds to promote germination by breaking dormancy.


The ability of seeds to germinate.


The speed and the strength
of the plant to establish well.



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