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Sunflower seed varieties for eating

Zone San Jose, CA | Anonymous added on July 13, 2018 | Answered

Do you have any recommendations for online stores that would sell seed packets of these different Sunflower varieties? I want to grow the different varieties myself, then eat the seeds. Thank you for any information you can provide. Mike

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 13, 2018

Most eating varieties are classified as either tall or giant.
Look for “Mammoth Russian” or “Russian Giant,” two popular eating types that grow from 10 to 15 feet tall with seed heads 12 to 24 inches in diameter. “Kong” is another type that grows to 10 feet, with smaller heads. “Aztec Gold” is a popular eating variety. For a small garden, plant “Sunspot,” which reaches only 2 feet in height but produces 10-inch seed heads. Other types include “Jumbo,” “Giant Grey Stripe” and “Paul Bunyan Hybrid.”
We do not recommend specific businesses, do a Google search for these seeds!

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