Safflower: Baldy

Crop TypeWarm Season Broadleaf
Seeds / Lb15,000
Minimum Germination Temperature40F

A warm season broadleaf that is in the same plant family as sunflower, safflower has produced well across central/eastern Montana for a bevy of reasons. This particular variety, “Baldy”, is spineless, developed in Montana and has been shown to produce great forage for livestock, upland birds and big game. Its taproot is great for helping in breaking up a compaction layer and accumulating nitrogen. When it does flower, safflower will bring in beneficial insects.

Nitrogen Scavenger5
Soil Builder4
Prevent Erosion2
Weed Suppression4
Quick Growth1
Lasting Residue2
Make P and K Available4
Loosen Topsoil4
Suppress Disease4
Attract Beneficial Insects5

1 = Poor and 5 = Excellent