SUNFLOWER

Abby

Basic Information

  • There is 80 different species of sunflower
  • The flower will always follow the sun
  • Summer Plants
  • Tuberous Roots and many large leaves
  • 120 days
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Anatomy

  • Dicotyledon
  • Taproot system
  • Large flower head
  • Stem
  • Leaves

Planting

  • Plant where there is lots of sun
  • Plant along fences to protect from strong winds
  • P.H. Level of 6.0-7.5
  • Soil temperate at 50-60
  • May - June
  • Very important

Insects/Pest

  • The seeds attract a lot of birds
  • Worms and Maggots
  • Beatles
  • Moths
  • Weevils
  • Rabbits
  • Deer
  • and Diseases
  • Use pesticides or nets to get ride of pest and insects.

Harvest

  • Harvest with a combine
  • The head will start to turn brown and droop
  • Higher moisture equals higher yields
  • 5 kinds of combine adjustments
  • September-October
  • Harvest at 25%
  • store at 9%

Uses

  • Oils
  • Seeds
  • Food
  • Decorations

Fun Facts

  • Top #1 US sunflower producing state is North Dakota!
  • They attract butterflies and birds
  • The scientific name of sunflowers is Helianthus, Helia for sun and Anthus for flower.
  • Sunflowers are one of the fastest growing plantsl