Originally grown by the Arikara Indians. Seed collected by Melvin Gilmore. Very sturdy and tall plants grow 10-12′ tall. A mixture of single and multi-headed plants. The seeds were traditionally parched in a clay pot and then pounded to make sunflower meal. The meal was then formed into sunflower seed balls that warriors would carry with them, wrapped in buffalo heart skin, and eat as an energy food when they felt weak or tired. A great historic variety for your garden.