Black Oil Sunflower
The grain is used for oil and meal; the meal provides quality livestock feed; an extremely popular food source for birds; may be left in the field for winter bird food.
General Product Information:
Item Number: HELBLACK
Species Type: Naturalized
Wildlife Habitat & Food Plots
Classification: Herbaceous Annual
Characteristics: Flowers have pie pan-sized seedheads.
Bloom Period: Summer
Flower Color: Yellow
Foliage Color: Green
Height: Up to 9.8 Ft
Minimum Root Depth: 8 in
pH: 0.0 – 6.0
Indicator Regions (view map & key):
Northcentral & Northeast: FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FAC
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC
Shade: Full Sun
Seeding Rate: Expect to apply about 20 lb per acre.
Truax Seedbox: Fluffy