Gsa 7418safflower
Days To Maturity : 110-140
Germination Days : 7-14
Planting Depth : 1/4
Seed Code : O
Seeds Per Packet : 200
Spacing : 6-7
When To Plant : Spring
49 PKTs Available
Safflower, organic GSA-7418



Another of humanity's oldest crops,

with garlands of these flowers found in the pharaohs' tombs.

Safflower is a Thistle like plant 1-2 ft tall with yellow to red flowers.

The flowers are used for dye or drying and the petals as a home substitute for saffron. The seeds average 40% oil content, and yield a high-quality oil with many health benefits.

It prefers a long dry season and limited rain.

BOTANICAL NAME: Carthamus tinctoria


May start in flat but better to start directly in good, non-acid well drained garden soil about 2 weeks before last frost. Prefers a light loam. Plants will do best if a well dug/loosened bed is prepared for them. Needs full sun and good air circulation - best if water is minimal to keep the plants healthy and growing. May pinch out top bud once when 6-8" tall to promote branching. After flowers have turned to dry seed heads and flower stem turns brown; harvest seeds, winnow and store for use in oil press.

GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFO: C/ Matures 15-20/ Harvest 0-4/ Yield(s) unknown / Spacing 6-7"


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