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Where to get high oleic sunflower or safflower seeds?  RSS feed

 
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I'm interested in growing high oleic varieties of sunflower or safflower for an oil crop. Where would I obtain such seeds? Do they exist as heirloom varieties, or only as modern hybrids?
 
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And further, how would I beed for this characteristic?
 
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You could try these guys:  http://www.safflowertech.com/projects.html

I think if you looked around a bit, there would be some seed exchanges that may have heirlooms, but you may have to just start out with a hybrid and re-select from that.  I'm not sure what the standard test is for the higher oleic content.....can't help you there.  Good luck!
 
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