DESCRIPTION: Tall, single, large flowered for early planting with giant heads full of large seeds. Very showy. Fairly heavy feeder. Likes an alkaline soil and moisture. Plant in late spring. Appreciates some mulch over the summer
BOTANICAL NAME: Helianthus annuus
DAYS TO MATURITY: 120
SEEDS PER PACKET: 50
SOURCE CODE: O
GERMINATION DAYS: 7-14
WHEN TO PLANT: Spring, early summer
PLANTING DEPTH: 1"
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Started in flats & transplant into any good, non-acid, well-drained garden soil, or direct-sow after frost. Likes a rich, loose, non-acid soil; be sure to dig in compost and lime if needed. Space 24" apart if growing for seed, or 9" apart when growing for compost. Mulch helps to conserve moisture and keep soil loose. As heads mature, stalks may need staking to protect from wind.
GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFORMATION: W,H/Matures 12/Harvest 10-40/Yield 2.5-10 shelled/Spacing 9" or 24"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Easy to grow, tolerates hot weather, stores well