Sunflower Tall Single Stem Black Oil 100 Non-GMO, Heirloom Seeds
The plant can grow to be 8 feet tall with 15 to 18 inch heads. Black Oil is gorgeous in the garden but also has multiple uses. Grow your own bird feed with this one. Produces a good crop of black seed heads. The leaves can be cattle food and the stem fiber can be used to make paper. The seeds are edible. They can be pressed for the oil which can be used for a variety of things to include frying. The dried stems can also be a substitute for firewood. Special Note! These HAVE to be direct sown--as do most sunflowers. They do not do well transplanted. You need to space them at least 12 to 18 inches apart. Harvest in about 110 days. Germination rate is about 70% or better.
Our Non-GMO seeds are sustainable. Our packaging is environmentally friendly, climate friendly, reusable, and recyclable.
David’s Garden Seeds is a Veteran owned business that has been offering quality seeds since 2009.
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We cannot possibly put all the directions you need for growing sunflowers in your area on the seed package. We recommend that you read articles or check with other gardeners in your area.
This is an heirloom seed, meaning it has been passed down from generation to generation for at least 75 years. As a rule, heirloom seeds taste better and will grow the same year after year.
These are also open pollinated meaning they will reproduce themselves. While all heirlooms are open pollinated not all open pollinated seeds are heirlooms.
Companion planting is planting seed varieties near each other to benefit one or more of the plants. Some plants benefit each other by attracting beneficial insects, keeping away unwanted bugs. Others aid in pollination. Some plants have working relationships with each other and others have antagonistic (hostile) relationships.
Freshly Packed: These seeds are packed for the current growing season and will provide high germination rates next year as well.