Sunflower Snacker Seeds (LG)

Sunflower Snacker Seeds (LG)

Helianthus annuus (hybrid)

Item #7208

LARGE PACKET

Annual. Each giant Sunflower Snacker plant can reach 8’ tall! The enormous yellow flowers with green centers average 12" across, and will produce about 1 pound of seeds filled with tasty, meaty kernels. These single-stem sunflowers are very easy to grow in almost any sunny garden. They are drought tolerant and fast growing; you can almost watch them grow an inch or more a day! Flowers begin blooming about 65 days after sowing; seeds will be ready to harvest about 4 weeks later. Inside this packet, we've included tips on how to protect your ripening seeds from squirrels and birds, and a recipe for roasting seeds.




Seedling Image

Annual

Full sun

Blooms midsummer
to fall

6’-8 tall

Days to Emerge:
10-15 days

Seed Depth:
1”

Seed Spacing:
A group of 3
seeds every 12”

Thinning:
When 2” tall,
thin to 1
every 12”


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost. Successive Sowings: Every 3 weeks until 80 days before average first fall frost. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 65º–75ºF.

When to start inside: Not recommended; does not transplant well. 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Sow into paper or pulp pots and transplant directly outside to avoid distrubing roots.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford



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