Sunflower, Giant Greystripe
Giant Greystripe Sunflower

Sunflower, Giant Greystripe

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Giant Greystripe Sunflower
Helianthus annuus

Along with being a giant plant with beautiful, giant flower heads, the seeds are the large, edible snacking-type.  They 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.  Each packet contains four grams, which is approximately 30 seeds.
They grew over 10 feet tall. Half of the flowers produced a beautiful white seed and the other half produced grey striped seeds. Tasty seeds. The bugs loved them as well as the birds and the humans. =)
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Reviewed by:  from 38134. on 7/31/2012
Biggest I've ever seen.
Perfect germ, of course, indifferent to weather (while growing), no pest or disease (while growing) problems at all (even the deer won't touch them). Far larger than advertised; 10-11 ft and nicely uniform, stalks more like trunks, very large heads. Once they start to ripen, however, they seem to be prone to mold and rot; I don't remember applying any Bordeaux to them, so that might be my fault (they were going so well on their own!) Despite losses, I still have an impressive harvest and will be planting them again (and paying more attention to them).
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from NW PA. on 12/1/2013
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