I'm growing several varieties of sunflowers in my balcony simultaniously (its quite the jungle in there) and hand pollinated different kinds to see what the next generation would bring. I recently noticed one of the sunflowers is producing seeds that are completely white. They are plump and almost fully mature (many completely mature even) and yet they retain a surprisingly white color.
I am curious to what will happen with these seeds. Are they genetic defects? What caused this color? Any information would be nice. I searched the internet and found no information.
Many thanks in advance!
Mysterious White Sunflower Seeds
There are a few sunflower varieties that naturally produce white seeds. You plant is not a mutant. The white seeds are generally used in the production of sunflower oil.