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Perodovik Sunflower

Perodovik Sunflower

Botanical Name: Helianthus annuus

$4.00
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# of seeds per packet: 40 seeds

Description

Very large, single golden yellow heads shine on top of 6’ plants. This is a tall version of the commercial Russian oilseed variety which is also used in commercial birdseed. Seeds are small, black and edible. Kids love to grow sunflowers and Perodovik makes a fun sunflower house in which the flowers are planted in a circle. Also great for feeding wild birds. Homesteaders can press the seeds to make homemade sunflower oil for cooking, soaps, and body oil. Clint Freund grew these fun sunflower seeds.  AKA Peredovik. CC

Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

Sunflowers are easy to grow from seed outside provided that they are kept moist during germination & seedlings are protected from slugs (use Sluggo). Also, protect plants from groundhogs & deer. Sow seeds outside 6/1-6/30, 6” apart. Thin to 18” for full size plants.

 Harvest:

For cut flowers, harvest young (newly opened) flowers with tight centers and place in water, out of the sun immediately.

 Seed Saving Instructions for gardeners:

Sunflowers are an easy seed saving crop although they will cross easily with other sunflower varieties. Minimum population size: 5. Cut seedheads when seeds are mature but before the birds get them all! Place seedheads to dry in a dry location with good air circulation.

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Description

Very large, single golden yellow heads shine on top of 6’ plants. This is a tall version of the commercial Russian oilseed variety which is also used in commercial birdseed. Seeds are small, black and edible. Kids love to grow sunflowers and Perodovik makes a fun sunflower house in which the flowers are planted in a circle. Also great for feeding wild birds. Homesteaders can press the seeds to make homemade sunflower oil for cooking, soaps, and body oil. Clint Freund grew these fun sunflower seeds.  AKA Peredovik. CC

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Growing

Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

Sunflowers are easy to grow from seed outside provided that they are kept moist during germination & seedlings are protected from slugs (use Sluggo). Also, protect plants from groundhogs & deer. Sow seeds outside 6/1-6/30, 6” apart. Thin to 18” for full size plants.

 Harvest:

For cut flowers, harvest young (newly opened) flowers with tight centers and place in water, out of the sun immediately.

 Seed Saving Instructions for gardeners:

Sunflowers are an easy seed saving crop although they will cross easily with other sunflower varieties. Minimum population size: 5. Cut seedheads when seeds are mature but before the birds get them all! Place seedheads to dry in a dry location with good air circulation.

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