We receive pictures at times from enthusiastic home gardeners, commercial growers and external field trials of FleuroSun sunflower hybrids at flowering, after harvest of stems and for Dwarfs in pots. We would love to see more linked to FleuroSun Facebook or Instagram pages. Attached are some pictures from external growers. As a promotion for the coming season, we will include one free packet of seeds of our taller unbranched FleuroSun standards Classic Gold or Classic Lime, or of our dwarfs FleuroSun Dwarf Summer Spray or Dwarf Calypso Spray, for each total of 4 packets of seed purchased up until 31 August...
We have almost completed harvest of our bagged nursery and field increase blocks at Blowhard, outside Ballarat. Seed production was very successful, but harvested yields were reduced by 30% to 90% following serious late damage from mice. This will put pressure on available seed of some popular hybrids, including Ice Lady, Garnet & Mauve Spray, and will result in some price increases for bulk and packet seeds.
Zoe & Ben Nearhos of Choice Urban Farms, Toowoomba have had promising results with their initial production of FleuroSun Classic Gold and Landscape pollen-free sunflowers; as recognized also by a feature article in the Toowoomba press. Trials of other FleuroSun hybrids Lilac Spray & Garnet also have been encouraging for their flowers and market. prospects.
Seedlings of FleuroSun Dwarf & Compact sunflower hybrids for transplanting into gardens and nursery pots