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Sunflower, Giant Greystripe

Sunflower, Giant Greystripe

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Giant Greystripe Sunflower
Helianthus annuus

 

Also sold as "Mammoth Greystripe" or "Large Greystripe". Along with being huge plants with beautiful, giant flower heads, 'Giant Greystripe' sunflower produces loads of seeds that are the large, edible snacking-type. They are tasty eaten raw or roasted and lightly salted. Perfect for snacking in the shell, or the meats make a nice addition to bread, rolls, or as a topping to green salads. Additionally, the seeds can be used as a high protein bird or chicken feed, or you can leave the plants standing in your gardens in the fall to provide the migratory birds passing through your area a much needed, high protein meal along their journey. Each packet contains four grams, which is approximately 30 seeds.

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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.

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