One of our favorite things is seeing people’s reactions when we first come upon a Sun Flower filed driving through Tuscany in June. Everyone becomes a kid again!
Here are 4 Things You Didn’t Know About Sunflowers.
1. How much does 1 cup of shelled sunflower kernels weigh?
1 cup = 8 oz (volume) = 4.2 oz (kernel by weight)
2. What is the height of the tallest sunflower?
A sunflower grown in the Netherlands holds the record for being the tallest sunflower in the world. It measured 25 feet, 5.4 inches. (Source: 2004 Guinness World Records)
3. What is the record for the most sunflower heads on one sunflower plant?
According to the 2004 Guinness World Records, a sunflower grown in Michigan had 837 heads on one plant.
4. What size is the largest sunflower head on record?