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What type of Sunflowers can be used for dried edible seeds?

V.C.OhioAnswer: A quick search on the Cornell Ornithology website revealed that black-oil sunflower seeds are most preferred by birds. While you can also include the larger, striped sunflower varieties, the smaller, oilseed varieties are enjoyed by a broader species of birds. National Sunflower Association also has an extensive section on their website on sunflower variety selection for bird seed at: