Snacker Sunflower Seeds

3 out of 5 stars
(1 review)
Availability: In Stock
Each Snacker plant produces a single yellow flower with a green center and will produce about 1/2 pound of large seeds filled with tasty, meaty kernels. Edible petals are bittersweet. These single-stem sunflowers attract pollinators and are very easy to grow in almost any sunny garden. They also are drought tolerant and fast growing; you can almost watch them grow an inch or more a day! Inside this packet, we've included tips on how to protect your ripening seeds from squirrels and birds, and a recipe for roasting seeds. Sunflowers are edible, with a bittersweet flavor. The petals add a pretty pop of color ion salads and desserts. The young, sunflower buds are edible, with a flavor similar to artichoke hearts. They can be grilled, marinated, or sauteed for an unusual appetizer or side dish.
$5.59 6 grams (~43 seeds)

Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus (hybrid)

Family: Asteraceae

Native: North America

Hardiness: Annual

Plant Dimensions: 5'–7'

Variety Information: 6"–8" flower heads with yellow petals and a green center

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.

When to Start Inside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date. Sunflowers are sensitive to root disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly in the ground.

Days to Emerge: 10–15 days

Seed Depth: ¼"–½"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"

Thinning: When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 12"

Harvesting: Seeds are ready to harvest when the back of the head has dried and turned brown, about 4 weeks after the flowers have been pollinated. Petals will have wilted and fallen off, and the seeds will be plump, and colored white with gray/black stripes. Seeds ripen around the outside of the flower first; the ones in the center will ripen last. Average yield is approximately 1 pound per head.

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pretty small snacks

3 out of 5 stars Sep 15, 2021
This sunflower matured very early and produced small seed-bearing heads. I'll try a variety with larger flowers next time.
Ellen from PA
Owner Response: Hi Ellen, Thank you for sharing your experience. In ideal conditions, these flowers produce 6"-8" single heads. Sunflowers are very "plastic" and will change in height or flower size in response to environmental conditions. Some reasons flower heads might be smaller include; insect damage which makes multiple heads per plant instead of one, being planted too close together, nutrient deficiency or imbalance (too much nitrogen), or water deficiency among others. I hope that helps. Mammoth is our largest sunflower.

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