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Q: How can I tell when the seeds on my sunflowers are ready to harvest?

A: The back of the flower head will turn from green to yellow and the bracts, or the heavy green protective leaf, will turn brown. This usually happens about 35 to 40 days after bloom.

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Tony Mirack

Director: Produce, Floral and Salad Bar