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It’s Peak Sunflower Season in Orange County Right Now

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J.R. Flaherty
J.R. Flaherty

Sunflower fields in Orange County are bursting with joy right now

Have we reached peak sunflower? Not quite yet. You've got two more weeks left to see them at their peak. Here's where you can go to pick your own sunflowers in Orange County.
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A New Place to Pick-Your-Own Sunflowers in Orange County

Do you want to pick your own sunflowers? Yes, that's right-- pick! Not just a place to look at sunflowers, but to take home a bouquet. You can at the new site for Tanaka Farms in Hana Field in Costa Mesa.

These warm-weather beauties are a great way to add some color and interest to your summer garden, and what better way to do it than to spend all day leisurely foraging through rows of flowers looking for the perfect additions to your home decor?

Sunflowers are really famous for their unique shape, which makes them easier to find in a field. Many farmers like planting sunflowers because not only is it pretty, but it’s also a cash crop.
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The plants are quite tall, which makes them easy to spot among other flowers. You can find sunflowers in colors of white, red-purple, black, yellow, pink, and orange.

Sunflowers can grow into gigantic plants and produce amazing seeds that you can cook, eat raw in a trail mix, or toss into a salad. Depending on the flower, a single plant can grow up to 12 feet tall and have up to 2000 seeds.

When you are lucky enough to stumble upon a place such as Costa Mesa in Orange County, where there are plenty of tall sunflowers, they command your attention with their great height and cast a shadow over your head when the sun travels across the sky at the hottest time of day.

Peak Sunflower season in Orange County

Are you in the mood for a walk on the wild side? If so, this may just be it. You’ll find yourself walking alongside acres and acres of giant sunflowers. Imagine a field of thousands of sunflowers, and you've found one of the largest pick-your-own sunflower farms right here in Orange County.

Tanaka Farms is a new place in Costa Mesa to pick your own sunflowers. With peak bloom in the next two weeks, you will want to plan now before it's over.

Hana field is a working farm, so you will need to bring your own cutting equipment. Do not forget your water bottle. Sometimes, it can also get muddy, so sturdy shoes are advised. Even though it is an unforgettable day for children, they can get lost and disoriented in the field, so they need supervision.

Hana Field in Costa Mesa IS NOT located at Tanaka Farms in Irvine. It is now located at their new site in Costa Mesa:
Orange County locationTanaka Farms website

Hana Field by Tanaka Farms

427 Anton Blvd

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Located at the corner of Sunflower and Anton. Parking and check-in area located on Anton Blvd.

More information about the farm, prices, and upcoming available reservations are available on the Tanaka Farm website:

Now taking reservations for May.

Take a Trip to Hana Fields in Costa Mesa Orange County

Tanaka Farms have combined their love of sunflowers with a current interest in farming to create what they hope will become a landmark destination for the locals. From the roadside, the fields look like no others you've seen before.

Hana Sunflower Farm is a unique experience that combines local farming with flowers. Whether you're looking for an hour to spend picking sunflowers or an afternoon bringing your family to the fields, Hana Field in Orange County will provide an appreciation of the way things used to be.

There is no happier flower than a bright yellow sunflower. Don't miss this two-week opportunity to see the fields at their best.

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