Oilseed Sunflower

Details

  • Helianthus annuus
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Type: seeds used for oil production
  • Color: 
    • flower: bright yellow
    • seed: all black
  • Maturity: 100 days
  • Size:
    • flower: slightly smaller than other ornamental sunflowers
    • stalk: 6′ tall
    • seed: small
  • Yield: seeds yield high oil content
  • Disease Resistance or Environmental Tolerance:
    • tolerates hot weather

Notes:

  • Recommended for microgreen production
  • attracts bees & other pollinators
  • Black-seeded type bred for big yields of small seeds high in oil.
  • Flowers turn downward when the seed is ripe to protect from birds, moisture, etc.

Sources:

Results from My Garden:

 SEASON SOURCE DATES PLANTS SPACING MATURITY YIELD PER PLANT AVG SIZE DISEASE
 New for 2015  BG                

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