Black Sunflower Seeds

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Behind the thin black husk, our black sunflower seeds for garden birds are packed full of essential oils and calories. Black Sunflower seeds are a great cost-effective alternative to sunflower hearts and a good way to cater for a wide range of wild birds in your garden.
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Black Sunflower seeds provide fat and energy to your garden birds as they contain oil, protein, vitamins and minerals.
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FAQ Title 1

Which birds eat Black Sunflower seeds?

FAQ Content 1 Black Sunflower seeds are eaten by songbirds which are able to crack open the husk, with the two families essentially being finches and tits. Greenfinches especially like black sunflower seeds, as do great tits and coal tits. Softbill songbirds such as blackbirds and robins can’t eat sunflower seeds as they’re unable to remove the husk. However, they’ll readily eat sunflower hearts.
Black Sunflower seeds can also be found in our Mixed Seed, Finch Mix and High Energy Mix bird seed.
FAQ Title 2

What’s the difference between regular Sunflower seeds and Black Sunflower seeds?

FAQ Content 2 Regular Sunflower seeds – or striped Sunflower seeds to give them their proper name – have a thicker husk compared to black sunflowers, and although some species of finch and tit can break it open, it takes them longer and therefore the bird uses up more energy doing so. In this respect, Black Sunflower seeds are the better option.
FAQ Title 3

How do I feed Black Sunflower seeds to birds?

FAQ Content 3 Black Sunflower seeds are best suited to be fed in a hanging seed feeder, as the species that eat them – mainly tits and finches – will all use such a feeder. A very important point to note, is that the waste husks which build up on the ground below the feeder should be cleared up regularly, plus the feeder position moved every week or so. This is because the build-up of rotting husks can quickly harbour bacteria and disease, which is a very real threat to the health and survival of the birds – in particular finches which are very susceptible. If you don’t have time to clear up the husks or the space to regularly move the feeder, then use Sunflower Hearts instead.

All prices in our catalogue and on our website include delivery; there are no hidden extra costs. Orders received by 3pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched on that day using a next working day delivery service. Therefore an order placed on Tuesday morning should be delivered on Wednesday and an order placed on Friday will be delivered on Monday.

We don't deliver on Saturdays or Bank Holidays. We offer a no sigature delivery service; simply advise us where to leave your bags.

Live food orders and orders less than 1kg in weight will come by Royal Mail.

If you have not received your order within 7 working days please contact us on 01775 630208.

We now deliver to all of mainland UK and Northern Ireland with no extra delivery charge. Please note that some postcode areas that are classed as Scottish Islands and Highlands may take 2-3 working days to arrive. For deliveries outside of these areas a £10 charge will be applied.
Postcode areas affected include HS, IV41 – IV49, IV51, IV55 and IV56, KA27 and KA28, KW15 to KW17, PA20, PA41 to PA49, PA60 to PA78, PH42 to PH44, ZE, Isle of Man

We are unable to deliver to the Republic of Ireland or the Channel Islands.

  • David Goater

    100%

    birds cant get enough they also grow into cracking sunflowers

    30/07/2020
  • Katherine Rutherford

    100%

    It's what it says on the bag! 20kg makes it a worthwhile buy, lasts longer.

    30/07/2020
  • Howard Williams

    100%

    I have bought these from Vinehouse Farm for years and they are always promptly delivered and well packed. There are very few stalks or emptyish seeds, mostly plump and well-filled. A bit of inevitable dust at the very bottom of the bag when the bag is nearly empty.

    30/07/2020
  • Margaret Thomas

    100%

    birds love them!

    29/06/2020
  • Keith Popplewell

    100%

    Delivered on time, very promptly. Minor query from me about the delivery was answered quickly and completely (and was entirely due to my misunderstanding in the first place)! Birds have eaten it with enthusiasm so I'll have to order more very soon!

    29/06/2020
  • Jenny Flake

    100%

    Bought the Sunflower seeds for bird seed and have scattered some on the ground and really please some are growing to give bird seed for this autumn as well. .

    04/06/2020
  • Elaine Jeffrey

    80%

    very good prompt service

    28/05/2020
  • Leslie Weeks

    100%

    Healthy looking seeds - the birds love ‘em! More expensive than usual supplier, but delivered to door very promptly. Can not fault the service. Will use again.

    28/05/2020
  • Heather Ruffell

    100%

    Excellent quality seed and much loved by our feathered friends. Will most definitely order from Vine House Farm for future needs. Speedy delivery as well. Perfect

    28/05/2020
  • Martin Keys

    80%

    02/05/2020
  • Diana Renwick

    100%

    No problems

    01/05/2020
  • Karen Dudley-warde

    100%

    Quick delivery and the birds love them!

    29/04/2020
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Very quick delivery of the product at a reasonable price.

    28/04/2020
  • Roy Jackson

    100%

    Very good value. Great product.

    28/04/2020
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Good seed, much loved by my birds.

    27/04/2020
  • John Cooper

    100%

    A larger bag than we would have preferred, but smaller amounts were not available at the time. Anyway, good as usual, and much appreciated especially by the coal and blue tits. Will last ages, but it fitted in the storage box!

    27/04/2020
  • Roma Haigh

    80%

    Bit dusty - main concern, is the bag the seeds are packed in recyclable in the ordinary council recycle bins ? If not, where can the plastic bags go for recycling ??

    27/04/2020
  • Matt Derrington

    100%

    Birds happy with good fresh seed. Bag sturdy enough for garden clippings or logs. Good price. Donation to Wildlife Trusts. Leading to more happy birds and other wildlife. Perfect. Thank you Vine House

    27/04/2020
  • Michael Nolan

    100%

    Excellent qualty and delivery service

    27/04/2020
  • Laura Woodside-jones

    80%

    Fine, fresh.

    15/04/2020
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Good quality seed.

    11/04/2020
  • Catriona Browning

    100%

    Great product delivered very quickly from time of ordering. Love the commitment to wildlife this company has.

    09/04/2020
  • Sharon Watson

    100%

    Arrived quickly and the birds love them.

    09/04/2020
  • Elizabeth Crowe

    100%

    The birds love these, I seem to run out of them so quickly, so I always order 2 big bags.

    08/04/2020
  • Mireille Montillet

    100%

    Very impressed with this company. Excellent website, excellent fast delivery. What more can one asks, especially during the pandemic! I highly recommend them.

    07/04/2020
  • Marian Markham

    100%

    All the passerines and the hedgehogs love eating these sunflower seeds. The sack is of high quality seed with very little chaff.

    07/04/2020
  • Corinne Sharpling

    100%

    Good as always Found a few more woody bits than usual this time But still happily feeding the birds with r Them

    05/04/2020
  • John Hellon

    100%

    Excellent product and service !

    31/03/2020
  • Christopher Fletcher

    100%

    26/03/2020
  • Martin Knowles

    100%

    Immensely popular with our Tit population now consuming one of your bird feeders full every day outside my study window.

    19/03/2020
  • Corinne Sharpling

    100%

    5 star service and goods as always

    09/03/2020
  • Thomas Hull

    100%

    quality product and excellent service

    09/03/2020
  • Hazel Chambers

    100%

    Nice black sunflower seeds, popular with tits and finches. Good feed for wet weather

    21/02/2020
  • Julian Morse

    100%

    I always try to buy the bird seed from Vine House, it is a good reliable source. Delivery is swift and more importantly the birds love the food!

    01/02/2020
  • Florence Spencer

    100%

    Always delivers very quickly.

    14/01/2020
  • Corinne Sharpling

    100%

    Perfect the birds in my garden love them I fill up 2 feeders twice daily

    01/01/2020
  • Diana Leadley

    100%

    Easy ordering process delivered next day as advised quality of seed excellent

    31/12/2019
  • Anne Thirkell

    100%

    The coal tits love them

    21/12/2019
  • Brenda Luck

    100%

    Small birds seem to love them.

    14/12/2019
  • John Hellon

    100%

    A quality product that my garden birds from Blue Tit to Bullfinch love and I love the way it is farmed.

    11/12/2019
  • Serena Gold

    100%

    Very good

    09/12/2019
  • Anonymous

    100%

    These are amazingly popular - just as well we got a big sack! House sparrows, blue tits, great tits, coal tits and even occasional bullfinches come in a constant stream to collect one and then perch in the nearby hedge to eat them.

    09/12/2019
  • Clare Bolitho

    100%

    Great product and came in really useful sack for moving garden rubbish!

    07/12/2019
  • Julie Morris

    100%

    Perfectly clean, no odd bits, arrived on time, birds enjoyed them.

    02/12/2019
  • Janet Wood

    80%

    Been ordering sacks of these sunflower seeds for years and will continue to do so at my new address

    20/11/2019
  • Dave Stedman

    100%

    Very good

    18/11/2019
  • Corinne Sharpling

    100%

    Always happy with this product The small birds in my garden love them

    17/11/2019
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Excellent quality as usual! The birds in my garden love them. And the delivery service is great too. Thank you!

    13/11/2019
  • Chris Doncaster

    100%

    Good quality seed at a reasonable price. Very swift delivery time. Also very pleasing that a donation is made to the Wildlife Trust.

    10/11/2019
  • Richard Pelling

    100%

    I like them because starlings don't and so I get blue, great and coal tits as well as sparrows

    28/10/2019
Black Sunflower seeds provide fat and energy to your garden birds as they contain oil, protein, vitamins and minerals.

All prices in our catalogue and on our website include delivery; there are no hidden extra costs. Orders received by 3pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched on that day using a next working day delivery service. Therefore an order placed on Tuesday morning should be delivered on Wednesday and an order placed on Friday will be delivered on Monday.

We don't deliver on Saturdays or Bank Holidays. We offer a no sigature delivery service; simply advise us where to leave your bags.

Live food orders and orders less than 1kg in weight will come by Royal Mail.

If you have not received your order within 7 working days please contact us on 01775 630208.

We now deliver to all of mainland UK and Northern Ireland with no extra delivery charge. Please note that some postcode areas that are classed as Scottish Islands and Highlands may take 2-3 working days to arrive. For deliveries outside of these areas a £10 charge will be applied.
Postcode areas affected include HS, IV41 – IV49, IV51, IV55 and IV56, KA27 and KA28, KW15 to KW17, PA20, PA41 to PA49, PA60 to PA78, PH42 to PH44, ZE, Isle of Man

We are unable to deliver to the Republic of Ireland or the Channel Islands.

  • David Goater

    100%

    birds cant get enough they also grow into cracking sunflowers

    30/07/2020
  • Katherine Rutherford

    100%

    It's what it says on the bag! 20kg makes it a worthwhile buy, lasts longer.

    30/07/2020
  • Howard Williams

    100%

    I have bought these from Vinehouse Farm for years and they are always promptly delivered and well packed. There are very few stalks or emptyish seeds, mostly plump and well-filled. A bit of inevitable dust at the very bottom of the bag when the bag is nearly empty.

    30/07/2020
  • Margaret Thomas

    100%

    birds love them!

    29/06/2020
  • Keith Popplewell

    100%

    Delivered on time, very promptly. Minor query from me about the delivery was answered quickly and completely (and was entirely due to my misunderstanding in the first place)! Birds have eaten it with enthusiasm so I'll have to order more very soon!

    29/06/2020
  • Jenny Flake

    100%

    Bought the Sunflower seeds for bird seed and have scattered some on the ground and really please some are growing to give bird seed for this autumn as well. .

    04/06/2020
  • Elaine Jeffrey

    80%

    very good prompt service

    28/05/2020
  • Leslie Weeks

    100%

    Healthy looking seeds - the birds love ‘em! More expensive than usual supplier, but delivered to door very promptly. Can not fault the service. Will use again.

    28/05/2020
  • Heather Ruffell

    100%

    Excellent quality seed and much loved by our feathered friends. Will most definitely order from Vine House Farm for future needs. Speedy delivery as well. Perfect

    28/05/2020
  • Martin Keys

    80%

    02/05/2020
  • Diana Renwick

    100%

    No problems

    01/05/2020
  • Karen Dudley-warde

    100%

    Quick delivery and the birds love them!

    29/04/2020
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Very quick delivery of the product at a reasonable price.

    28/04/2020
  • Roy Jackson

    100%

    Very good value. Great product.

    28/04/2020
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Good seed, much loved by my birds.

    27/04/2020
  • John Cooper

    100%

    A larger bag than we would have preferred, but smaller amounts were not available at the time. Anyway, good as usual, and much appreciated especially by the coal and blue tits. Will last ages, but it fitted in the storage box!

    27/04/2020
  • Roma Haigh

    80%

    Bit dusty - main concern, is the bag the seeds are packed in recyclable in the ordinary council recycle bins ? If not, where can the plastic bags go for recycling ??

    27/04/2020
  • Matt Derrington

    100%

    Birds happy with good fresh seed. Bag sturdy enough for garden clippings or logs. Good price. Donation to Wildlife Trusts. Leading to more happy birds and other wildlife. Perfect. Thank you Vine House

    27/04/2020
  • Michael Nolan

    100%

    Excellent qualty and delivery service

    27/04/2020
  • Laura Woodside-jones

    80%

    Fine, fresh.

    15/04/2020
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Good quality seed.

    11/04/2020
  • Catriona Browning

    100%

    Great product delivered very quickly from time of ordering. Love the commitment to wildlife this company has.

    09/04/2020
  • Sharon Watson

    100%

    Arrived quickly and the birds love them.

    09/04/2020
  • Elizabeth Crowe

    100%

    The birds love these, I seem to run out of them so quickly, so I always order 2 big bags.

    08/04/2020
  • Mireille Montillet

    100%

    Very impressed with this company. Excellent website, excellent fast delivery. What more can one asks, especially during the pandemic! I highly recommend them.

    07/04/2020
  • Marian Markham

    100%

    All the passerines and the hedgehogs love eating these sunflower seeds. The sack is of high quality seed with very little chaff.

    07/04/2020
  • Corinne Sharpling

    100%

    Good as always Found a few more woody bits than usual this time But still happily feeding the birds with r Them

    05/04/2020
  • John Hellon

    100%

    Excellent product and service !

    31/03/2020
  • Christopher Fletcher

    100%

    26/03/2020
  • Martin Knowles

    100%

    Immensely popular with our Tit population now consuming one of your bird feeders full every day outside my study window.

    19/03/2020
  • Corinne Sharpling

    100%

    5 star service and goods as always

    09/03/2020
  • Thomas Hull

    100%

    quality product and excellent service

    09/03/2020
  • Hazel Chambers

    100%

    Nice black sunflower seeds, popular with tits and finches. Good feed for wet weather

    21/02/2020
  • Julian Morse

    100%

    I always try to buy the bird seed from Vine House, it is a good reliable source. Delivery is swift and more importantly the birds love the food!

    01/02/2020
  • Florence Spencer

    100%

    Always delivers very quickly.

    14/01/2020
  • Corinne Sharpling

    100%

    Perfect the birds in my garden love them I fill up 2 feeders twice daily

    01/01/2020
  • Diana Leadley

    100%

    Easy ordering process delivered next day as advised quality of seed excellent

    31/12/2019
  • Anne Thirkell

    100%

    The coal tits love them

    21/12/2019
  • Brenda Luck

    100%

    Small birds seem to love them.

    14/12/2019
  • John Hellon

    100%

    A quality product that my garden birds from Blue Tit to Bullfinch love and I love the way it is farmed.

    11/12/2019
  • Serena Gold

    100%

    Very good

    09/12/2019
  • Anonymous

    100%

    These are amazingly popular - just as well we got a big sack! House sparrows, blue tits, great tits, coal tits and even occasional bullfinches come in a constant stream to collect one and then perch in the nearby hedge to eat them.

    09/12/2019
  • Clare Bolitho

    100%

    Great product and came in really useful sack for moving garden rubbish!

    07/12/2019
  • Julie Morris

    100%

    Perfectly clean, no odd bits, arrived on time, birds enjoyed them.

    02/12/2019
  • Janet Wood

    80%

    Been ordering sacks of these sunflower seeds for years and will continue to do so at my new address

    20/11/2019
  • Dave Stedman

    100%

    Very good

    18/11/2019
  • Corinne Sharpling

    100%

    Always happy with this product The small birds in my garden love them

    17/11/2019
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Excellent quality as usual! The birds in my garden love them. And the delivery service is great too. Thank you!

    13/11/2019
  • Chris Doncaster

    100%

    Good quality seed at a reasonable price. Very swift delivery time. Also very pleasing that a donation is made to the Wildlife Trust.

    10/11/2019
  • Richard Pelling

    100%

    I like them because starlings don't and so I get blue, great and coal tits as well as sparrows

    28/10/2019

FAQS

Which birds eat Black Sunflower seeds?

Black Sunflower seeds are eaten by songbirds which are able to crack open the husk, with the two families essentially being finches and tits. Greenfinches especially like black sunflower seeds, as do great tits and coal tits. Softbill songbirds such as blackbirds and robins can’t eat sunflower seeds as they’re unable to remove the husk. However, they’ll readily eat sunflower hearts.
Black Sunflower seeds can also be found in our Mixed Seed, Finch Mix and High Energy Mix bird seed.

What’s the difference between regular Sunflower seeds and Black Sunflower seeds?

Regular Sunflower seeds – or striped Sunflower seeds to give them their proper name – have a thicker husk compared to black sunflowers, and although some species of finch and tit can break it open, it takes them longer and therefore the bird uses up more energy doing so. In this respect, Black Sunflower seeds are the better option.

How do I feed Black Sunflower seeds to birds?

Black Sunflower seeds are best suited to be fed in a hanging seed feeder, as the species that eat them – mainly tits and finches – will all use such a feeder. A very important point to note, is that the waste husks which build up on the ground below the feeder should be cleared up regularly, plus the feeder position moved every week or so. This is because the build-up of rotting husks can quickly harbour bacteria and disease, which is a very real threat to the health and survival of the birds – in particular finches which are very susceptible. If you don’t have time to clear up the husks or the space to regularly move the feeder, then use Sunflower Hearts instead.
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