En Norte América, el girasol se cultiva en la Región de los Grandes Llanuras (Great Plains) de los Estados Unidos y Canadá. Tradicionalmente, Rusia ha sido el productor número uno de girasol. Argentina es otro líder mundial en su producción.

Peredovik

'Peredovik' is a Russian oilseed sunflower that matures in about 110 days. It is grown for quality cooking oil.

Rostov

'Rostov' is an oilseed variety that produces very large, 30 cm heads on 2 m, sturdy, wind resistant stalks.

Russian Mammoth

'Russian Mammoth' produces white and black edible seeds on the largest sunflower heads at ECHO Florida. ‘Skyscraper’ is the only variety that grows taller.

Skyscraper

Sunspot

‘Sunspot' is a dwarf confection sunflower producing 20 to 30 cm heads filled with edible seeds.

Chiang Dao

A local variety that averages 2.5 m (8.2 ft) in height. The flowers are around 15 cm (6 in) across and petals are yellow in color. The seeds have a striped pattern and the kernel is quite tasty.

Black Seed

Local northern Thai variety with kernels black in color. Can grow between 2-3 m (6.5-10 ft) in height.

Autumn Beauty