Sunflower seeds are the most popular seed for bird feed. Peredovic Sunflowers grow 4-5 ft tall and provide a nutritious high energy food source for birds. All types of sunflower seeds originate from the common sunflower, Helianthus annuus, though there are many specialized and hybrid flower varieties that create different bloom sizes, stalk heights and seed yields. The seeds they produce are similar, however, and sunflower seed is a universally popular birdseed. When compared to striped sunflower seeds, black oil sunflower seeds are meatier and have a higher oil content, giving birds more nutrition and calories in every bite. Black oil seeds also have thinner shells, making them easier for small birds to crack. Nutrient Contents: •28 percent fat •25 percent fiber •15 percent protein •Calcium •B vitamins •Iron •Vitamin E •Potassium Seed Rate: Drilled 10-15 lbs. per acre. Broadcast: 20-30 lbs. per acre Seed Depth: 1/4-1/2 inch Planting Time: Spring, Summer Matures: 100 days Sunflowers for game birds & dove fields. Sunflowers are a great addition to game bird fields for dove, quail, turkey and pheasant. Planted with millet, sorghum, sesame or other seed yielding varieties create a diverse seed supply for the birds. Common dove fields are planted in strips of millet, sunflowers, milo(sorghum) and sesame. This allow the grower to mow off small portions of each variety as the season approaches to attract birds.