When it is warm and the sun is shinning,
it is difficult to take a picture of niger
flowers without bees.
This picture was taken mid August in Oregon.
With lots of sun and space, a single plant
branches out and becomes a ball of flowers.
I have counted up to 400 flowers on a single
Niger Field Photo Gallery
Niger field just prior to bloom in Minnesota.
This niger field has finished blooming.
A swathed niger field seeded in 7 inch rows.
Breeding nursery seeded July 28th, picture
taken Oct 1st. Rows 36 inches (note winter annual weeds).
Niger field seeded July15, 2005 in Illinois. Picture taken Oct 26th,
6 days after frost. Rows 7 inches apart. Plant height 25-30 inches.
120 heads per sq.ft. 10-14 seeds per head. Yield 450 pounds/acre.
Potential is 25-30 seeds per head.