Head fell off sunflower

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  1. utahtransplant

    utahtransplant New Member

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    I had the head fall off my mammoth sunflower before it could ripen. It looks like a bug caused it because the stem is brown. My question is will the seeds just rot now or will the head still dry up and get ripe seeds? What can I do?
     
  2. ian66

    ian66 Active Member

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    If the seeds are still immature....they will not ripen to their full potiental....
     
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    utahtransplant New Member

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    I am sad that they wont ripen because the head was so huge ): I was hoping for a birdie buffet.
     
  4. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    They may not ripen fully to germinable state, but will probably still be suitable for bird food.
     

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