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Piccolo Seeds

Sunflower Taiyo Seeds

Sunflower Taiyo Seeds

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When you think of a sunflwer, you think of Taiyo (sun in Japanese), a Japanese heirloom with a tall, powerful central stem that produces large, dazzling, yellow-orange petals surrounding a rich chocolate centre.Sunflowers have been a popular ornamental flower in Europe since the 16th century as well as a valuable source of food. The sunflower represents Inti, the sun god of the Incas: we no longer have a sun cult, but the sunflower reminds us of the sun, summer and heat. Sunflower seeds are particularly popular with most seed-eating birds; simply let the blossom to dry on the plant or dead-cut it and let the seeds mature: dozens of birds will come to eat in your garden!

150 seeds

Helianthus annuus

A sun god in the garden

Height 40 cm
Width 150 cm

Height 40 cm
Width 40 cm

Indoor Feb-Mar
Outdoor Apr-June

Germination 7-14 days
Harvesting 70-100 days

When sowing 10 cm; Depth 0.3 cm
When thinning 45 cm

Sunlight Full sun
Soil Well drained moist soil
Watering Average
Feeding Light feeder

Expert tip As your sunflower grows taller than you, you will need to support the stem by placing a cane near it and lightly connecting it to the plant with string.

Pollinators Attracts bumblebees, butterflies and bees.
Pests. Ladybirds will prevent aphid attackes.

About Piccolo

Seed for contemporary gardens. Good things come in small packages. 

Piccolo, as the name implies, specialises in researching and selecting dwarf vegetables that have compact habits, suitable for growing in pots on a balcony or terrace in an urban vegetable garden, specially designed for terrace gardens and small space.

Along with vegetables, Piccolo thinks a balcony garden should also be beautiful so they also offer fruits, edibles flowers and herbs. Their selected seeds are packed with sustainable and completely recyclable materials. 

All the varieties are open-pollinated, non-hybrid and non-GMO.

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