Black Sunflower Seeds

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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.

Black sunflower seeds have a thinner husk compared to striped sunflower seeds, making it easier for birds such as finches to quickly remove the husk and get to the highly nutritious and kernel. Black sunflower seeds also have a higher fat content compared to striped, with this making them far more beneficial to birds and especially in the winter months. 

Black sunflower seeds are an excellent food for a good number of garden species and notably Greenfinches, Great tits and Coal tits. However, these seeds aren't suitable for softbill species such as Blackbird, which cannot remove the husk. Instead, sunflower hearts should be fed to them.

More than half of all the black sunflower seeds we sell at Vine House Farm have also been grown by us on our farm!

New sizes, with 5kg now available in paper packaging

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Delivery

Orders received by 3pm Monday to Friday will be dispatched via DHL on a no signature delivery service; simply advise us where to leave your bags. We don't deliver on Saturdays, Sundays or Bank Holidays.

Some orders less than 1kg in weight will come by Royal Mail.

Orders for Live Mealworms are sent directly from our supplier via Royal Mail. They are dispatched the same day if orders are received by 12pm Mon-Thurs; no orders are dispatched on a Friday. Please allow four working days for orders to arrive.

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

We now deliver to all of mainland UK 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.

Product Reviews
  • Margaret Ehm

    100%

    The birds especially the blue tits and woodpeckers absolutley love them

    17/05/2024
  • Michael Corrigan

    100%

    Quality! Our friends in the garden love them.

    01/05/2024
  • Mike carr

    100%

    Good price and product, with easy ordering and quick delivery. Thank you Vine House Farm

    27/04/2024
  • Tony Roberts

    100%

    Everything went well.

    22/04/2024
  • Anonymous

    100%

    The birds and us love them.

    20/03/2024
  • Alyson M buchan

    100%

    20/03/2024
  • Michael corrigan

    100%

    The birds love them!

    08/03/2024
  • Celia Walton

    100%

    The birds love them, and I love to watch!

    29/02/2024
  • Anonymous

    100%

    They are good quality and the small birds enjoy them.

    28/02/2024
  • Ian Dawson

    100%

    Decent price, especially when bought in larger quantities - which is OK as Vine House products do go down well with the birds. Cheaper seeds from supermarkets etc can sit there for quite a time uneaten, sometimes to be thrown away in the end. Environmentally sounder than mass market products too.

    26/02/2024
  • Helen Keenan

    100%

    Quick delivery, which was good as the birds were hungry.

    12/02/2024
  • Anonymous

    100%

    The birds love them , and the speedy delivery service too!

    05/02/2024
  • Denise Buckle

    100%

    Just ordered another bag of black sunflower seeds from Vine farm. Excellent price good quality seed, and most of all the birds love it. Very quick delivery which is also free. They also give a donation to the RSPB which is good.

    27/01/2024
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Quick delivery as usual. Seed looks good,very shiny black exterior. Birds like it.

    24/01/2024
  • Mr douglas Moffat

    100%

    Great for hungry birds

    16/01/2024
  • Celia Walton

    100%

    Excellent as always, arrived quickly and popular with the birds

    10/01/2024
  • Pam Gillman

    100%

    Another really good product from Vine House. Birds clear the feeders every day..no mess left at all. A good quality product at a good price and super-fast delivery.

    04/01/2024
  • Ralph Chapman

    80%

    Excellent delivery was ordered late Thursday evening despatched early on Thursday arrived safely Friday. Well cleaned few stalks left but many barley grains leaving a good crop of plants earlier in the year and occasional maize grains and the odd wheat grain. No country of origin noted on the invoice so I assume home produced.

    30/12/2023
  • Elizabeth Bunney

    100%

    28/12/2023
  • David Ferrin

    100%

    Good value for money and the birds love the seed.

    27/12/2023
  • Ian Prangell

    100%

    Good quality. Good value. Quick delivery.

    15/12/2023
  • M Nolan

    100%

    Good quality product as usual.

    14/12/2023
  • Mrs gregory

    80%

    4 stars because the bag had ripped open on the sewing line. I hope I got a full delivery. The other bag, containing the sunflower hearts and sultanas was ripped to shreds. I was very lucky the sultanas reached me. Not impressed with the new bags at all.

    13/12/2023
  • Mr james Hall

    100%

    Can't keep the feeder filled. The various tits are loving these seeds.

    05/12/2023
  • Mr anne Thirkell

    100%

    The birds cannot get enough of these

    02/12/2023
  • Ian James

    100%

    Excellent quality, nice fat seeds, delivery also on time and excellent. The change from plastic sacks to paper a disaster as the carrier used rolls of tape to repair the torn sack.

    01/12/2023
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Great quality and price point, very handy to stock up for the birds in the colder months (who otherwise pick the black sunflower seeds out of the bird mix!) - grateful for the prompt delivery to the door.

    27/11/2023
  • Celia Siobhan walton

    100%

    The birds love them!!

    25/11/2023
  • Anonymous

    100%

    What to say except the birds love them and i am happy with the way they are sourced and brown at gone house farm.

    16/11/2023
  • Frances Buckley

    80%

    I don't know as I am not a bird! But they seem to like them. Vine Farm is always excellent

    14/11/2023
  • Elizabeth Hirst

    100%

    The birds can' get enough of these. I am having to refill the feeder every other day. There must be a mountain of these stored away for their winter feed.

    14/10/2023
  • Anonymous

    100%

    The birds love these seeds. Order arrived the following day - perfect as usual

    28/09/2023
  • Mr john Hellon

    100%

    Black sunflower seed back on form before I tried elsewhere. My previous order contained lots of tiny brown seeds which clogged up the feeders.

    21/09/2023
  • Anonymous

    100%

    The birds love them

    20/09/2023
  • Mrs keren Smith

    100%

    Always a good quality and very popular with the birds.

    28/08/2023
  • Denise Buckle

    100%

    Excellent value from Vine house for Black Sunflower seed .Always purchase from them value for money that birds love them

    18/08/2023
  • Mr john Hellon

    80%

    Service great as ever and quality approaching to what it was with less of the tiny brown seed inclusions which clogged up feeders and reduced value.

    17/08/2023
  • Graham Stevens

    100%

    12/08/2023
  • Anonymous

    80%

    Always popular with our local birdlife and less waste than with seed mixes.

    08/08/2023
  • Anonymous

    100%

    I have been buying these seeds for many years now and they are very popular with greenfinches and blue and great tits in particular. There is obviously some waste from them, but the plus side of being in their shells is that they do not clog the feeders after rain.

    03/08/2023
  • Mr john Hellon

    80%

    The service was as good as ever however there seems to be a lot of tiny brown seeds in the mix that I don't remember before. The actual sunflower seeds are great.

    20/07/2023
  • Peter Roche

    100%

    Quick delivery. Good quality seeds.

    17/07/2023
  • Ian Macbeth

    100%

    Just as good as usual. Mostly I combine a visit to Vine House with any other business I have in that part of the world. On this occasion as the bluetits, in particular, were eating me out of house and home I had some delivered.

    17/07/2023
  • Kevan Joynes

    100%

    Excellent service

    03/07/2023
  • Celia Walton

    100%

    The birds love them, especially great tits

    10/05/2023
  • Barbara Chinnery

    100%

    Prompt delivery, first grade product, vrry happy !

    10/05/2023
  • Anonymous

    100%

    Great price for these and all Tits and Finches love them.

    05/05/2023
  • Keith Blacker

    100%

    As always, the bird seed arrived quickly and in perfect condition.

    29/03/2023
  • Anonymous

    100%

    The birds love them. They are grown in the UK. They are always delivered promptly. A great product.

    27/03/2023
  • Celia Walton

    100%

    The birds love these - what more can I say?

    22/03/2023
 

Black sunflower seeds have long been a staple bird food put out by people in their gardens, and are an important food to provide for garden birds along with other types of food. 

Compared to striped sunflower seeds, black sunflower seed for birds has a higher fat content and the husk is thinner, making it easier to remove by birds such as Greenfinch and Coal tit. 

Although sunflower seeds are a popular choice with birds, black sunflower seeds are not suitable for species such as Robin, Blackbird, and Song Thrush since they can't remove the husk.. For these species it’s best to provide sunflower hearts, which are the same product but with the husk removed. 

As black sunflower seeds contain around 40% oil, they are highly nutritious to birds and help provide energy - which is vital throughout the year, though especially in the winter months when birds need to keep warm in order to survive. 

Black sunflower is a crop we grow right here on our farm in Lincolnshire, so when you buy sunflower seeds for birds from us you can be sure of high quality and a very low carbon footprint.

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