New breed/ hybrid sunflower! Market opportunities??
I always have lots of flowers in my allotment garden. Sunflowers, originally from 3 different seed package varieties 5 years ago, come up spontaneously in spring, the seeds spread by birds. I usually collect the seedlings to put them in some rows, for beauty, wind protection and bird/ bee food. This year a large plant came up with double flowers.
I have only ever seen small plants with double flowers. I am collecting all old flower heads and will sow these seeds in a small field next year, weed out all non double sunflower plants, and protect them from being pollinated by other, non double plants. So next year I might end up with a big bag of seeds for big double sunflowers! So far so good, but then???
I think many people would love to buy a packet of these seeds, but how to go about? Should I change my pseudonym BobS to BobMonsanto?