According the National Sunflower Association, sunflower seeds are ready to harvest when the back of the head has turned brown. The time in which it takes a sunflower to reach this stage depends on the climate you are in. For an interactive journal of planting and harvesting sunflowers, visit this interesting Kansas State University Agronomy Farm website: http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/sunflowerscene/.
It will take on the order of 4 months for the sunflower to sprout, grow, flower, and for the seeds to mature within the flower head. The National Sunflower Association says to wait until the back of the head (the top part with the flower) has turned brown – the flower is then ready to be harvested and the seeds can be roasted and eaten. There is more information about preparing sunflower seeds at the link below.
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