Peredovick sunflower – is a specific variety of sunflower that is known for its oil-rich seeds and high yield potential. It is a non-GMO, open-pollinated sunflower variety that originated in Russia and is now grown in various regions of the world. Peredovick sunflowers typically grow to a height of 1-3 m and produce large, black seeds that are high in oil content.
Use: for oil and food (seeds). Oil pomace is used for feed. In some places, high varieties are grown for animal feed and silage is produced. The lower varieties are used as a cover crop. Sunflower is also rich in honey.
Cultivation features: grows various structures in good soils, but poor in dry and light soils.
Although the plant grows quite tall, its young seedlings do not compete well with weeds, so it is recommended to choose weed-free soils or to cultivate the field well before sowing, preserving moisture. It is sown when the soil temperature reaches at least 10 degrees. Technological requirements for sowing (for growing oil) sow the seeds at the same depth as possible. When growing for seeds, it is recommended to keep beehives near the fields, because the plant is cross-pollinated and requires the help of insects to form the seeds.