Most of the worlds sunflower is grown in California . . . initially

Sunflower field near Winters, CA

Sunflower field near Winters, CA

Although I study sunflower, even I was surprised to learn that most of the world crop originates in California. The Central Valley is the incubator for seeds that then get shipped around the world and grown into the plants that provide us with sunflower seeds and sunflower oil. Those thousands of acres of buttery yellow blooms create the blooms elsewhere next year!

Learn more about the interesting, global process here: http://www.sunflowernsa.com/magazine/details.asp?id=607

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2 thoughts on “Most of the worlds sunflower is grown in California . . . initially

  1. hi, Hillary, I am searching for sunflower filed in Northern California, do you happen to know where I could fin it? thank you for your help.

    • Right now all the fields are being planted, so you’ll have to wait until June or July for the bloom- if that’s what you’re looking for. Try driving around Woodland or Dixon in Yolo County.

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