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Sunflowers from Hougar Farms

Growing and Harvesting Sunflowers

Sunflowers have been growing in demand over the years and make a great addition to our farming operation. We plant our sunflowers with a regular planter pulled behind a tractor. We harvest the sunflowers with our combine as we do with all of our grains.

5 Sunflower Facts

• The worlds tallest sunflower grew to 30 ft. 1 in. It was grown by Hans-Peter Schiffer of Germany.

• Sunflowers typically have anywhere from 1,000 to 1,400 florets, and potential seeds.

• Sunflower buds face east in the morning and follow the sun as the earth moves throughout the day.

• Sunflower oil is an excellent source of vitamin D.

•There are about 70 varieties of sunflowers.


What are Sunflowers used for?

Sunflowers are raised for their healthy vegetable oil in cooking. They are also food and are eaten as a snack. Birders love feeding sunflower seeds to their feathered friends. Sunflower oil is a great ingredient in the kitchen. It is a healthy alternative to butter and margarine and is low in saturated fats. It is often used in cooking, baking and frying because it has a light color and the flavor is very mild. It is also used in skin care products and is very healthy for the skin.

Need help with your sunflowers? We are happy to help.

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We offer a full line of local transport services.


  • Monday-Friday: 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Saturday: By Appointments
  • Sunday: Closed “see ya in church”

Hougar Farms LLC

3127 Manor Rd,
Coatesville, PA 19320

2145 Big Rd.
Gilbertsville, PA 19525
610-942-4657 x 102

3127 Manor Rd,
Coatesville, PA 19320

610-942-4657 x 101

Hougar Farms LLC.

2145 Big Rd.
Gilbertsville, PA 19320

610-942-4657 x 102