Man Can’t Hide His Happiness When He Discovers Where Sunflower Seeds Come From

StoryfulPublished: July 1, 2018Updated: July 2, 2018
Published: July 1, 2018Updated: July 2, 2018

Family man David Freiheit was amazed when he learnt he could harvest his own sunflower seeds in Montreal, Canada. David picked a sunflower from his garden and demonstrated how to pluck out the seeds before cooking them. When the seeds were roasted, David served them up to his family and believe it or not his kids and wife ate them. Credit: Viva Frei via Storyful

He has planted a sunflower in his front yard, and when the time has come to pick up the fruits, he went to the garden and cut it off. He shook all the remaining flower petals and got the flower ready to pick up the seeds.

“Today we are cooking sunflower seeds. This is incredible, I never knew you could do this until I looked up online. This is the sunflower seed plant. Each and everyone of these black dots is a sunflower seed and it’s totally cool. You have to wait for the plants to get a little brown on the these surrounding leaves” - he explains excitedly. Some of the seeds - the black ones more precisely, are semi-developed or they are almost fully developed but they could clearly use some more time to ripe, and the white ones are totally undeveloped and they are soft and have no seed in them.

As you break the sunflower, you can find little seeds on the inside. How incredible is that? Did you know about this? Did you know where the sunflower seeds come from? Now you know and we are thrilled with the discovery. You have to hit the right time to gather the seeds because if you wait too long, the animals will get them and if you cut them too early, they don’t have developed centers so they don’t actually have any grain inside the seed to eat.

Oil the tray, add some pepper and salt and bake for 10-15 minutes at 425 Celsius and they are ready to eat. As the guy says in the video they are delicious, too. His children love them! One of the pleasures of watching those huge yellow flowers following the summer sun is anticipating harvesting sunflower seeds in the fall. If you have done your homework and planted a sunflower variety with large, full heads, you’re in for a treat, but beware; you won’t be the only one harvesting sunflower seeds. Sunflower harvesting is a favorite pastime of birds, squirrels, field mice and deer.

To beat the local wildlife, it is important to know when to harvest sunflowers. Harvesting sunflowers is easy, but deciding when to harvest sunflowers can give some gardeners pause. Heads picked before the proper time may have plenty of seed coats with little meat. Wait too long to harvest sunflowers and the tender seeds will be too dry to roast. Wait until the animals start sunflower harvesting for you and there’ll be nothing left for you! Harvest sunflowers when their petals become dry and begin to fall. The green base of the head will turn yellow and eventually brown. Seeds will look plump and the seed coats will be fully black or black and white stripes depending on the variety. If animals or birds are a problem, you can cover the heads with fine netting or paper bags as soon as the petals begin to wilt.

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      debdeb · 19 weeks ago

      Are you serious?? You didn't know where sunflower seeds came from?? I think you might be the only person who didn't know!! LOL! That's funny!! =)