Tarahumara White Seeded (Helianthus annuus)
- A well-adapted introduction, most likely of Canadian Mennonite origin, later adopted by the Tarahumara tribe. Solid gold flowers are 8-10 inches in diameter. Primarily ivory-colored edible seeds with an occasional striped seed. Tolerant of poor conditions. Plants grow 6-9 feet tall. Annual, 80 days.
Green Thumb Tip: Sow seeds outdoors after last frost. Sunflowers prefer full sun to light shade and well-drained rich soil. Provide support for tall plants.
Old Salem is committed to seed saving. Seed from Old Salem's gardens is saved for future use and is also shared with the non-profit, member supported Seed Savers Exchange, which works to preserve genetic and cultural diversity.