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Black Oil Sunflower

Black Oil Sunflower

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Annual Sunflower
'Black Oil'

Helianthus annuus

This is the infamous black oil sunflower,  which you may have read about online. This variety has numerous uses. It is a high value bird feed with a high fat content, and is a valuable and nutricious food for people when sprouted and served as micro greens. The sprouts have high levels of phosphorus, potassium, iron, calcium and other trace minerals.

Each packet contains 2 grams, which is approximately 40 seeds. 8000 seeds per pound.

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Planting Instructions: Sunflowers are very easy to grow and because of their size, quite spectacular for a child’s garden.

Sow directly outdoors, ¾ inches deep. Thin the plants at first to 8 inches and then to two feet to avoid crowding. (We have had good luck transplanting)

Water regularly and weed between the plants to eliminate competition.

Harvest the seeds by cutting the flowering heads when the backs have turned yellow. Complete the drying by hanging them upside down in a warm, dry place.