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Subject:  Measuring tall sunflowers

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Randleman, NC

What is the official way to measure a tall sunflower?
Do we go from the ground to the bottom of the head before it turns? To the top of the head? To the crook when it turns? Top of the head when it turns? We are getting more interest in our area and do not currently have any official competitions so we would like to make sure that everyone is taking measurements the same way. Appreciate any help.

7/26/2020 4:35:51 PM

G. Kins

Catinthehat, WA

I think the taproot is included also??

7/26/2020 8:04:13 PM

Dutch Brad


Complete rules for all giant veg here (with pictures):

49. Sunflower (plant) – Helianthus
Any genus or variety is permitted.
Specific rules:
a. No (tap) roots are permitted.
b. No foliage is included in the measurements.
c. The plant is measured from the bottom of the stalk to the tip of the head.
d. Petals pointing outwards are included. Ray flowers, if present, are also included.
e. The petals may be dried and brown. Heads with more than minor damage or minor moulding will
be disqualified.

7/27/2020 9:46:36 AM

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