will the Ace hardware store black oil sunflower seeds germinate or have they been treated so they will not to germinate?
Archuleta County Colorado sunflowers
I suspect that black oil sunflower seeds will germinate. They have probably not been treated with anything because it could be potentially harmful to birds. If you are planning on planting some seeds to see if they will produce sunflowers, you could very well get some sort of sunflower out of these seeds. However, it may not be the kind you're expecting if the seed is a hybrid.