Peredovik sunflowers are a 4 to 5 ft. tall high-yielding broadleaf cover crop that grows quickly and outcompete weeds, and the seeds they produce are also the most popular seed for bird feed. Peredovik is a particularly added benefit for the wildlife such as ducks, and other larger migrating fowl which expend large reservoirs of calorie energy during migration. This is because the high oil content and smaller seed size of Black Sunflowers are more tasteful and desirable by wildlife and birds than the larger striped sunflowers. 40 lbs. per acre or 1 lb. per 1000 sq. ft. for smaller plots. 8 to 10 lbs an acre if drilling in rows.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
Annual plants are plants with a life cycle that lasts only one year. They grow from seed, bloom, produce seeds, and die in one growing season. They then need to be replanted each spring.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.