Finished planting sunflowers

Farm Update:

This past week, I planted the remaining sunflower seeds that I had ordered in April.  I ordered a total of 1700 seeds.  I planted about 400 seeds in mid-late April.  I planted the remaining (1300) this past week.  That was a good amount of work…
I bought all my seed from Johnny’s Seed.  Most all the varieties are hybrids and pollenless.  
Here are the varieties I planted and why:
Sunbright Supreme
Sunbright Supreme: I only bought 100 seeds of this variety.

More rounded petals and shorter, more rigid stems with reduced lower leaves make this an excellent variety for bouquet work. May also be used to produce dwarf-type blossoms. Also known as common sunflower and annual sunflower. Single stem. Pollenless.



Sunrich Orange Summer

Sunrich Orange Summer: I bought 100 seeds of this variety; one of the early blooming flowers.

This nonbranching, pollenless sunflower is the same color as Sunrich Orange, one of our most popular varieties, but blooms 5-10 days earlier and is just a little shorter. 4-6″ blooms are ideal for cut-flower production. 


Pro Cut Bicolor

Pro Cut Bicolor: Bought 250 seeds; early blooming; wanted a couple different 2-tone varieties.

Tall, with strong stems. 3-4″ blooms. Pollenless. 


Pro Cut Lemon

Pro Cut Lemon: Bought 250 seeds; early blooming and light color for something different.

Tall, with strong stems. 3-4″ blooms. Pollenless. 




Pro Cut Gold

Pro Cut Gold: Bought 250 seeds; early blooming and unique look with orange center

Petals are a rich gold around a golden center. Tall, with strong stems. 3-4″ blooms. Pollenless. 



Pro Red/Lemon Bi Color

Pro Red/Lemon Bi Color: Bought 250 seeds; early blooming with light yellow/red petals.

Tall, with strong stems. 3-4″ blooms. Pollenless. 


Double Quick Orange

Double Quick Orange:  A double sunflower for something a little different.

This bright golden, pollenless cut flower matured early and impressed us with 4-5″ blooms. Still a favorite in our sunflower trials. 


Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge:  A red sunflower for something different.  This one is also branching which means the flowers will probably be smaller…

A pollenless, branching variety with 3-4″ blooms that are a hit with everyone. Use in bouquets mixed with contrasting colors. Side stems are thinner, yet stronger than most other branching varieties.















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