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Heirloom Titan

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Giant Sunflowers

Heirloom Titan

(Helianthus annuus)
This choice strain of traditional mammoth sunflower has been reselected and saved by generations of seed savers for...
(Helianthus annuus)
This choice strain of traditional mammoth sunflower has been reselected and saved by generations of seed savers for handsome, strong plants that reach up 12 to 14 feet tall to follow the sun. Each stalk is topped with a beautiful golden flower face with a dark center disk. When petals drop and the seeds mature, harvest the heads of plump kernels for a bountiful crop of sunflower seeds for fiber-rich, tasty snacks or as a welcome feast for songbirds.

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Seed Count: 30-35 / Weight: 3 gms
$ 2.99
#5425
#5425

ANNUAL

Summer/fall bloom
Frost tender

 

EASIEST TO START DIRECTLY IN THE GARDEN

Plant in full sun in good garden soil when weather is warm and settled both day and night and all danger of frost is past. Poke seeds into well-worked soil about 1 inch deep and 6 inches apart. Press soil firmly over seeds and keep moist as seedlings emerge.


THIN OR TRANSPLANT

When seedlings are about 3 inches tall, be sure to space them 12 to 18 inches apart with 3 feet between rows because this spacing allows plants room to grow, establish strong roots and sturdy stalks.


GROWING NOTES

Keep soil moist and well weeded and protect seedlings from birds at planting time with netting or plastic berry baskets, removing before plants get crowded. For large heads, space seedlings properly so plants will have room to grow to full size.


HARVEST AND USE

As petals drop, bees pollinate the florets in each head and seeds begin to mature. When center disk florets have dried up, cover the ripening seed heads loosely with paper bags to foil pilfering birds. When ripened kernels are plump and hard-shelled, cut entire heads, dry fully, then remove the seeds by hand or by rubbing over a wire screen into a basket. Store in closed containers to eat for snacks or feed to the birds over the winter.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

April – June
Full sun
1 inch
6 inches
8 – 10 days
12 – 14 feet

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

April – June
Full sun
1 inch
6 inches
8 – 10 days
12 – 14 feet

Plant In

April – June

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

1 inch

Space Seeds

6 inches

Days To Germinate

8 – 10 days

Mature Height

12 – 14 feet

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