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We grow sunflowers for our chickens. Some good black oil sunflower varieties are:
Perodovik (this is likely what you see bagged in stores)
Hungarian Black

For human seed snacking, we're more used to the striped varieties (although we can safely eat both). @Weedygarden, if you're growing in pots, I'd definitely keep an eye out for short varieties, since they are less susceptible to lodging:
Sunspot Dwarf - I've not grown these, but I think they're only 2ft tall!
Super Snack - these get to 5 feet

The downside of a shorter sunflower variety is that they will only have one flower head per plant. But those flower heads will be bigger (generally speaking) than those on a plant with multiple heads.
 

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Nice link, @joel - thanks!

For those that are curious, 86,74 € equals $94.65 in US dollars.


Edited to add: the same press is also available on Amazon for $163.50, decently reviewed.

@Katie Müller, I never thought to germinate the seeds from the black oil seed bags at Tractor Supply - what a great way to get seeds. Now I feel stupid. :oops: 😂
 
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