Saving Sunflower Seeds - Knowledgebase Question

Dyer, IN
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Question by oreo5
May 16, 1999
I'm growing sunflowers and I was wondering if the seeds I get from them will grow next year when I plant them.

Answer from NGA
May 16, 1999
A friend of mine grows sunflowers in his market garden. He lets the birds eat a few, and they scatter enough seeds that he has "volunteer" sunflowers everywhere! He also saves seeds and has planted them with great success. Save your seeds in a cool, dark, dry place or in the refridgerator.

As long as your sunflowers are not hybrids (hybrid seeds do not develop true to the parent plant), they should do fine!

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