Snacker Sunflower Seeds

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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.
$4.99 6 grams

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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