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Homestead Oilseed Sunflowers
Homestead Oilseed Sunflowers
Homestead Oilseed Sunflowers
Homestead Oilseed Sunflowers
Homestead Oilseed Sunflowers

Homestead Oilseed Sunflowers

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Helianthus annuus

Origin: Michigan

Improvement status: Landrace

Seeds per packet: ~75

Germination tested 11/2020: 80%

Life cycle: Annual

These oilseed sunflowers were selected for robust and productive plants with seed heads yielding nice plump seeds. The population will produce primarily 'single head' plants with a few pretty multi-head stems good for decorations. This grex (freely interbreeding mix) is a result of selecting from 'Rostov' and 'Peredovik' sunflowers, pollinated as the bee saw fit. Seeds are great for fresh eating or pressing for oil. Grown for us in humid southeast Michigan by Great Lakes Staple Seeds.

GROWING TIPS: Plant rows 2 ft apart, with seeds about every 6 inches during planting. Once plants reach several inches tall, thin to the most robust every 12 to 18 inches. Rabbits may help with the thinning as well!