The Best Sunflowers for Snacking
'Hopi Black Dye' is an indigenous variety once grown by Native Americans for use as both dye and food. Golden yellow petals surround a dark, blue-black center on a plant that grows to about 9 feet tall.
'Royal Hybrid' is a high-yielding seed used by growers to produce bird and snack seed for the market. Plants grow 7 feet and up and produce large, edible seeds on 8-inch flowerheads.
'Snack Seed' is a large-headed hybrid producing pounds of fat seeds for humans and birds.
'Super Snack Mix' produces only single, 10-inch flowers on a 5-foot plant, but the seeds are extremely large and easy to crack.
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