Seed Freaks - Sunflower - Giant Russian
Flowers & Trees
Seed Freaks – Sunflower – Giant Russian
SUNFLOWER: GIANT RUSSIAN
Large heads up to half a metre across but more commonly 30 to 40cm.
One single giant head per plant; good for kids to draw smiling faces in and feeding to chooks in a giant ‘dinner plate’.
WHEN TO PLANT
Cool Climate: SEP – JAN
Temperate: AUG – JAN
Sub – Tropical: AUG – JUN
Tropical: MAR – DEC
Arid: ALL YEAR
PH 6 – 7.5
Rich, well-drained soil.
Sow seeds in groups of two direct into ground and 30cm apart
The seeds will sprout in 10 to 14 days.
Wait a week and snip off the weakest seedling and allow the other to grow.
Water and feed well.
Leave the flower till the back is yellow/brown before removing.
Allow to completely dry if you wish to keep seeds for resowing.
You may need to protect from birds.
DAYS TO HARVEST
APPROX 15 SEEDS
OPEN POLLINATED SEED 100% TASMANIAN GROWN