Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Berryton Sunflower Field Ready for Visits

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Berryton Sunflower Field Ready for Visits

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Sunflowers were blooming Thursday in a 2½-acre field southeast of Topeka and farmer Jay Shively said the field was open for visitors.

The field will be open from sunrise to sunset while the flowers are in bloom.

On Wednesday night, Shively mowed an area for people to park at the edge of the field, which is on the east side of S.E. Croco Road, just north of S.E. 61st.

Shively planted the field of black oil sunflower seeds June 15 to promote his you-pick strawberry patch at Berry Hill UPick Farm, 5950 S.E. Croco Road in Berryton. He expected them to bloom about Aug. 15, 60 days after planting.

The sunflowers will probably be in full bloom for about five to 10 days, Shively said. He expects many people will come out to the farm for photos. …

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