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How to Harvest and Roast Sunflower Seeds • The Prairie Homestead
Jump to Recipe I may have harvested a lifetime supply of sunflower seeds. For some reason, the sunflowers grew like gangbusters this year, even while everything else struggled. (Funny story: all of my sunflowers were volunteers this year, and when they first popped up, I thought they were bean plants… so I transplanted them into […]
75-80 days. Incredible dark purple, almost black colored carrot. The color reaches throughout the root. Roots are 9-10 inches long and tapered. Best when eaten young or roasted, color does not blanch when cooked. These fruits remain purple after cooking. During the spring consider using the roots for egg or fabric dye.
Dark color adds a dramatic dimension to fall displays. Oval 8 to 10 pound fruits have deep ribs and retain their dark green coloring if picked early. Allow them to ripen on the vine and they turn a medium green with orange flecks. The fruits have a long shelf life ensuring they'll last through the fall season. Vines possess good tolerance to powdery mildew.
Sunflower seeds have a lot of uses but need to be harvested and stored properly in order to be used easily for replanting, baking, or bringing good birds into the garden. Here's how to successfully harvest and store sunflower seeds.