Delicate shoots are quick and easy to produce. They can be used as a garnish, in salad mixes, or eaten blanched or green.
The sweet-tasting flavor of pea, popcorn, and sunflower shoots and the spicy peppery flavor of nasturtium shoots are popular in restaurants, farmer's markets, and specialty grocery stores. As more restaurants offer shoots, there will be increased demand among the retail market, making them an excellent offering at farmer's markets. Producing shoots offers growers another option to extend their season. They can be grown indoors year-round or in a greenhouse.