Mammoth sunflower seeds

Asked August 23, 2017, 11:19 AM EDT

My largest plant produced black seeds not the striped ones I usualy have I usualy keep my biggest plant to replant the following year. My question is why are they black and should I still replant these as it was the biggest plant

Utah County Utah

1 Response

Good Morning,

Your sunflower seeds are black just out of chance. The color of the seeds are related to genetic selection for seed color. They are perfectly fine to eat. But if you would like to ensure that you have striped seeds, you should plant those seeds for the next year. Planting the black ones will increase the chance that you will have all black seeded flowers next year.

All the best,