Wander through our Sunflower Fields
The 2018 season is now over. Check back for 2019 dates.
Here at Tanaka Farms we love big beautiful sunflowers! Did you know each one of these giant flowers can grow up to 12 feet tall and produce up to 2000 seeds?
Throughout the year we will plant several crops of sunflowers. Each crop will be in peak bloom for only about two weeks.
The big, bright yellow petals attract bees to pollinate the flowers. Once the flowers are pollinated, the plant puts all of its energy into producing seeds. The petals will shrivel up and fall off and the flower’s center will begin to bulge and grow as the seeds develop. The flower head will become so heavy with seeds that it will fall over from the extra weight. Once the flower looks like it is completely dead, and the white “fuzz”is gone from the flower head, revealing the black and white seeds, the flower is ready to harvest.
You can harvest your own flower to make roasted sunflower seeds at home. Flowers are $4 each and can either be purchased in the Produce Stand, or as part of a U-Pick Tour.
Check our website and Facebook page regularly for dates and times.
How to Make Your Own Sunflower Seeds!
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