Sierra Organic Sunflower Seed

Daytona Organic Sunflower Seed

Daytona is a medium-maturity, high-oleic oil sunflower hybrid. It is a very uniform, short-statured, modified single-cross hybrid. Daytona's short stature, maturity and wide adaptation make it a good hybrid in all sunflower production areas.

  • High oil content
  • Improved root and stalk strength results in less lodging.
  • Improved tolerance to Phoma, Phomopsis and sclerotinia head rot
  • Ranked fourth in yield in the 2011 Dry Land Oil Sunflower Performance Variety Trial at Akron, Colorado.

Agronomic Characteristics

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Emergence
Standability
Drought Tolerance
Test Weight
Dry-Down
Oil Content
Yield

Key: 1 least desirable to 10 most desirable.

Planting Sunflower Seed

Sunflowers should be planted 1 to 1 1/2 inches deep. Planting sunflower can begin anytime after soils have warmed to 50 degrees F. One of the real advantages of sunflower is that its vigorous growth and robust size make it very competitive with most weeds.