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 Post subject: Freakazoid sunflower
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:05 pm 
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Here's a pic from a year or so ago...

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I just noticed, earlier today, that a small sunflower volunteer I elected not to kill, had genetic freak characteristics.
Tomorrow I shall try to get some decent pics of it...

It is rather short, and small, unlike the other freak I posted into the gallery, which was quite tall, robust, and had a very large head, and also very large seeds... This one is very short, because of the late sprouting, most likely, and has few seeds, yet they are large.

They originated from a store-purchased mammoth strain.

I do wish the postal rates were not climbing! It was nice to send seeds to folks as a gift, at minimal expense.
Today, the usps is becoming sensitive, and they pass my envelopes through a 1/4" slot at their counter... the girls want to charge me more for postage if it even *drags* as it passes through the slot, irregardless of it being less than 1 ounce in weight, or not!

Can't fight all the battles... I'll need to investigate the next step up in packaging, and rates, to determine what I can accomplish cost effectively.

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 Post subject: Re: Freakazoid sunflower
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:25 pm 
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A GMO for sunflower seed production?


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 Post subject: Re: Freakazoid sunflower
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:02 pm 
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I don't know if it is a gmo... maybe just a hybrid of some sort... It was packaged seed that we bought a few years ago.
They were labeled as Mammoth sunflowers. Don't recall any more details.
They sure have been fun. People like them, and the birds, too!
MOF, the deer like em a lot, too!


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 Post subject: Re: Freakazoid sunflower
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:04 pm 
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Here's a pic of the little freak I've grown this year.
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Not many seeds on it...
won't save any of these.
rc


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 Post subject: Re: Freakazoid sunflower
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:08 pm 
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That's one crazy sunflower you got there. I think I would be scared to turn my back on it.

Check out this basketball I grew in 2012...

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 Post subject: Re: Freakazoid sunflower
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:19 pm 
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That's a nice one, B !
Gosh!

We always wanted to try the 'broil on an oiled pan in the oven thing' but never quite got it right...
and we don't care for em much, raw.

I think that pic above is a jr freakzoid.... I'll look for the BIG one from the year before! lol

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rc

here's another pic of the big one... It's right out of that Kurt Russell movie, The Thing !
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Yup... John Carpenter, 1982
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