Hybrid Seed

For more than half a century, CHS has researched, developed, tested and distributed its own hybrid sunflower seeds. CHS focuses its hybrid seed-breeding efforts on improving yield and performance of confectionary planting seeds while meeting the quality requirements and ever-changing tastes of sunflower seed consumers around the world.

Current Varieties

Grower Delivery

Contracted growers may deliver direct to CHS by appointment, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hours are subject to change during peak harvest or due to poor weather conditions. Call the location directly to confirm hours or to ask about arranging on-farm pick-up.

220 Clement Avenue
Grandin, North Dakota

16945 Center Street East
Hazel, Minnesota

Grower News

Keep up-to-date on the latest seed developments and agronomic advice from CHS experts here.

Seed Research and Development

CHS is the only major processor that maintains its own hybrid seed division, staffed by seed genetics experts and complete with comprehensive nursery, greenhouse and laboratory facilities. Year after year, we put thousands of hybrids through rigorous lab tests and field trials in order to fine-tune the most desirable characteristics based on customer input and market demand. Traits like rich flavor, firm kernels, large size and unique shaping, not to mention improved yields and consistent quality. And all our sunflower seed development is free from any genetically modified source.

Grower Resources

As a member-owned cooperative, no company is closer to its growers than CHS as we source directly from the producers who own us. Production, agronomy and marketing experts work alongside with growers, starting with seed selection and continuing through production and harvest. Our contract growers enjoy:
• Proprietary Royal Hybrid® seed varieties
• Agronomic advice and field visits
• Crop informational meetings and bulletins
• Marketing contracts to manage risk
• Convenient locations for seed pick-up and delivery
• Access to domestic and international markets