Victory Seeds®

Rare, Open-pollinated & Heirloom Garden Seeds

Hello, Guest | Sign In | Logout
View Shopping Cart - 0 item(s) in cart - Total $0

Victory Heirloom Seed Company - Preserving the future, one seed at a time!

"Preserving the future,
one seed at a time."

New for 2014
Vegetable Seeds
Grain Seeds
Flower Seeds
Herb Seeds
Tobacco Seeds
Bulk & Web Only Seeds
Hard Goods
Bookstore
Apparel
Themed Gardens & Kits
Composting Redworms
Custom Seed Favors
Cover Crop Seeds
Late Summer / Fall Seeds

Need to get serious . . . Victory Gardening.


No GMOs Here!

We are an early signer of the Safe Seed Pledge

All of our rare and heirloom seeds are open-pollinated, non-hybrid and are not treated with chemicals.


Liberal, Oregon



Recent Honors

We're a Garden Watchdog Top 5 company

We're a Garden Watchdog Top 5 company

Please rate us at:


Click here for more info on how to be rewarded for your support!

You can be rewarded for supporting our preservation work. Click here to find out how.



Home>Vegetable Seeds>Sunflower
Sunflower
Helianthus annuus

Click on a picture below for more information.

 Products (Total Items: 1)
 
  
Sunflower, Giant Greystripe
Sunflower, Giant Greystripe
 (2)
$1.75
Quantity
  
  
 

Planting Instructions:

These sunflowers are generally easy to grow and tolerant of most garden soils.  Well-drained soil is preferred.  They make a good windbreak but should be planted so that they don't shade your garden.

Sow directly in the garden after all danger of frost is past.  Thin seedlings to eight inches and then to two feet to avoid overcrowding.  I have had pretty good success with transplanting as long as you do not disturb the roots of the other plants.

For maximum size, feed the plants weekly.  These are both heat and drought tolerant after they are established.

Harvesting and Use:

Harvest the seeds when the seeds look mature, the petals are all dried and the back of the flower heads have turned yellow.  Cut from the stalks and hang upside down in a  warm dry place.  Rub the seeds out of the head when they come out with little coaxing.  Allow the seeds to continue to cure until the shells are brittle and crack easily between your teeth.

The seeds are tasty raw or roasted and lightly salted.  They can be used as a snack, or the meats make a nice addition to bread, rolls, or as a topping to a green salad.  Can also be used as a high protein bird or chicken feed.