This is the earliest (by 25 days!!!) I've ever had sunflowers in bloom. They are the ones that self-sowed and came up unattended by yours truly.
The taste is a bit tart on this variety-(Patriot), but good. Next up will be the "Chandler" variety. One of those was ripe, and it was much sweeter. Looks like the Blue Ray will follow after that. Not sure on how those taste--last year we never got a single one (Mrs. Robin isn't talking...........)
Our streak of hot broke yesterday and it was the FINEST 80 degree day I have ever experienced. I got so much done out in the garden....and even had a surprise visit from Good Sue in Indiana. It was indeed a perfect day!