- Annual flowers with edible seeds
- Plants grow to 12 feet tall
- Flower heads grow to 18-24 inches across
- 75 days
(H. annuus) One of the tallest-growing, biggest-headed, and largest-seeded varieties available to gardeners. This is the one for impressing your neighbors and winning awards at county fairs. Grow your own backyard giant this year—plants can grow 12' tall with large yellow heads reaching 18-24" across! Edible seeds. Annual, 75 days.
Learn to Grow it
This crop can be direct seeded into warm soil after the last spring frost. If you sow a section or row every two or three weeks, you can get a continuous crop.
Space your plants or seeds 6-8 inches apart in well fertilized soil. Plant your seeds 1/4-3/4 in. deep.
Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.
These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F.