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Organic Seeds per Gram

Seeds per gram, ounce and pound. 

We get many questions about "how many seeds in a package".  While many are listed on the individual variety pages, some may not have been included, so we offer these as a guideline. 

Please note these numbers are approximations - each variety will be different and we are constantly updating this chart.

We have tried to include most of the commonly asked "how many seeds per" below.  The following formulae were used to come up with the Ounce and Pound numbers.

Grams to Ounces multiply by 28.3495, Grams to Pounds multiply by 453.592. 

 

Crop Seeds per G Seeds per OZ Seeds per LB Seeding Rate
(per acre)*
Min. Federal  Germ. Percentage Days to germ Best germ temp 
Artichoke 22 630 10,080 1 lb. 60    
Asparagus 34 950 15,200 1 lb. 70 2 – 3  7 – 21
Bean - Bush 4 100 1,600 85 lb. 70 5 – 8  60 – 85 
Bean - Lima 4 100 1,600 150 lb. 70 5 – 9  65 – 85 
Bean - Pole 4 100 1,600 50 lb. 75 5 – 8  60 – 85 
Bean - Soy 6 175 2,800 85 lb. 70 5 – 8  70 – 85 
Beans - Black 3 75 1,200 40 lb. 70    
Beans - Lentils 21 600 9,600 50 lb.      
Beans - Pinto 2 70 1,120 50 lb. 70    
Beans -Kidney 2 50 800 75 lb. 70    
Beet - Cylindra 53 1,500 24,000 15 lb. 65 3 – 14  55 – 85 
Beet - Fodder 53 1,500 24,000 10 lb. 65 3 – 14  55 – 85 
Beet - Round 53 1,500 24,000 10 lb. 65 3 – 14  55 – 85 
Broccoli 317 9,000 144,000 8-12 oz. 75 3 – 10   
Brussel Sprouts 282 8,000 128,000 6 oz. 70 3 – 10   
Cabbage 229 6,500 104,000 6 oz. 75 3 – 10   
Cabbage - Chinese 388 11,000 176,000 6 oz. 75 3 – 7   
Carrot 705 20,000 320,000 2.5 lb. 55 6 – 21  45 - 85 
Cauliflower 317 9,000 144,000 5 oz. 75 3 – 10  45 – 85 
Celery 2,293 65,000 1,039,999 1/2 oz. 55 10 – 21 60 – 70 
Chard 53 1,503 24,040 7 lb. 65 3 – 14  50 – 85 
Corn - Dent 5 150 2,400 15 lb. 75 3-10 60 - 95
Corn - Sweet 7 200 3,200 15 lb. 75 4 – 7  60 - 95 
Collards 300 8,400 13,000 1 lb. 70 3 – 10  55 - 70
Cucumber 34 950 15,200 2.5 lb. 80 3 – 7  60 - 95 
Eggplant 229 6,500 104,000 1.25 oz. 60 7 – 14  75 – 90 
Gourd 30 840 13,440 na      
Grain - Amaranth 1,235 35,000 560,000 2 lb.      
Grain - Barley 18 500 8,000 75 lb.      
Grain - Buckwheat 33 949 15,186 50 lb.      
Grain - Millet Prosso 176 5,000 80,000 20 lb.      
Grain - Oats 34 950 15,200 75 lb.      
Grain - Quinoa 353 10,000 160,000 10 lb.      
Grain - Rye Cereal 18 500 8,000 75 lb.      
Grain - Sorghum 35 1,000 16,000 10 lb.      
Grain - Wheat 18 500 8,000 75 lb.      
Herb - Basil 564 16,000 256,000 na      
Kale 282 8,000 128,000 1 lb. 75 3 – 10   
Kohl Rabi 247 7,000 112,000 5 lb. 75 3 – 10   
Leek 388 11,000 176,000 12 oz. 60 6 – 14   
Lettuce 882 25,000 400,000 6 oz. 80 7 40 - 80 
Muskmelon 39 1,100 17,600 12 oz. 75 4 – 10  75 – 95 
Mustard 529 15,000 240,000 1.25 lb. 75 3 – 7   
Okra 18 500 8,000 14 lb. 50 4 – 10  70 - 95 
Onion 317 9,000 144,000 6 lb. 70 6 – 10  50 – 95 
Oregano 845 24,00 380,000 na   7-14 70  – 75
Parsnip 176 5,000 80,000 6 lb. 60 6 – 28  50 – 70 
Pea (fresh) 4 125 2,000 275 lb. 80 5 – 8  40 – 75 
Peppers 176 5,000 80,000 3 oz. 55 6 – 14  65 – 95 
Pumpkin 8 225 3,600 4 lb. 75 4 – 7  70 – 95 
Radish 94 2,675 42,800 25 lb. 75 4 – 6  45 – 90 
Spinach 74 2,100 33,600 10 lb. 60 7 – 21  45 – 75 
Squash - Summer 9 250 4,000 6 lb. 75 4 – 7  70 - 95 
Squash - Winter 6 175 2,800 2-7 lb. 75 4 – 7  70 - 95 
Sunflower 14 400 6,400 na      
Tatsoi 423 12,000 192,000 1 lb. 75    
Tomato - Beefsteak 265 7,500 120,000 1 oz. 75 5 – 14  60 – 85 
Tomato - Cherry 353 10,000 160,000 3/4 oz. 75 5 – 14  60 – 85 
Turnip 335 9,500 152,000 6 lb. 80 3 – 7  60 –105 
Watermelon 14 400 6,400 1.5 lb. 70 4 –14  70 - 95 

* These numbers will depend heavily upon stand density, row and interplant spacing - this is only meant as a general guide.

 


Comments on Organic Seeds per Gram



HAFEEZUR REHMAN 05-05-2014 04:52 PM
This is really very useful. you can buy seeds and do organic growing with more confidence.Thank you very much.
JERRY Gaye 03-20-2014 12:00 AM
Useful information for an agronomist.


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