Giganteus Certified Organic Sunflower seeds - Up to 12' tall w/ Giant Seed Heads
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This listing is for 2g of Giganteus Certified Organic Sunflower Seeds. 100% Organic, non-genetically modified seed. These are our extra seeds from this season. We buy in small bulk lots, use what's needed for family, friends, and small co-ops, then sell the remainder at a substantial discount for other growers. All seed lots have been tested for viability. This variety has been trialed from several sources to ensure the selection of the best strain. All extra seeds are professionally packaged and labeled. Free USPS First Class shipping to the lower 48.
We wanted to add a splash of color to the farm this season. You can't help but smile when you see a sunflower so we decided on those. And we never knew how many different varieties exist; there will be a lot of smiles 🙂 Our supplier said sunflowers were the first to sell out last season so we placed an early order and bought a bit of many different varieties. We still weren't quick enough and lost out on one or two. But we'll be trying at least a half-dozen or more varieties on the farm and friends and neighbors will trial the rest. We're adding two edible-seed varieties and the remainder will be for cut flowers. The deer really do a number by us so the sunflowers will have to be behind the fence with the raised beds. I'll update this listing with pics as they grow. Pics in the listing are from our supplier and used with permission. Good luck!
From our supplier:
Helianthus annuus. Giganteus Organic sunflower seeds are CERTIFIED ORGANIC! Everything about Giganteus is huge. This is the giant among sunflowers, with towering stems up to 12' tall, and thick as a man's leg. At the top grows a monumental flower head up to 18" across, heavy with edible seeds. The seed heads tend to nod forward at maturity, facing down. Be sure to get the seeds planted early so the seed heads can mature before the wet weather arrives in September. It's a good idea to direct sow (as opposed to transplanting) these enormous plants so their root growth is not interrupted. They need a solid anchor in order to keep them upright.
Sunflowers will grow in just about any well-drained soil, and they are drought tolerant. To grow sunflowers from seed, to grow really big plants with really big flowers, enrich the soil with organic matter and incorporate 2 cups of complete organic fertilizer per 10′ of row, and irrigate regularly. When the plants are 12" tall, dissolve 1 tsp of borax (for boron) in 12 fl oz of water and spread the solution over 15′ of row. Be careful not to over-apply this solution. This application of boron will produce big seeds and flower heads. Do not apply boron to other garden plants. Produces annual flowers that can grow to incredible heights in just one season.
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