Michigan Grown Staple Crop Seeds that Fit Your Plant-based Nutritional Goals

Homestead Series

Homestead Sunflowers

Great Lakes Staple Seeds


Regular price $3.00
Homestead Sunflowers
Homestead Sunflowers
Homestead Sunflowers
Homestead Sunflowers
Homestead Sunflowers
Homestead Sunflowers

(Helianthus annuus); 15 grams per packet (80 to 100 seeds)

Mammoth Grey-Stripe type selected for nice plump seeds on large heads with strong stalks. As you can tell from the photo, I started years ago with several seed sources as I create this Homestead Series.  I select for:

  • Big plump seeds (I find them easier to split open and eat)
  • Strong stalks to avoid lodging
  • Heads larger than a foot in diameter as all my harvesting activities are manual so I'd rather have 1 big vs 3 small heads to process

Plants reach 9-12 feet and tolerate a broad range of growing conditions but prefer full sun. When seeds are mature, birds flock to the blossoms.   I only save seeds from heads that meet my criteria by covering with mesh.