Wander through fields of giant sunflowers and take a fresh bunch home with you this spring.
Hana Fields in Costa Mesa is bursting with swathes of bright yellow sunflowers that are currently in bloom. The Sunflower Fields is Tanaka Farms’ all-new location and after an extremely busy opening over Mother’s Day weekend, they are now taking bookings for May. While being surrounded by these cheerful petaled beauties is a treat on its own, you’ll also be able to continue a 4000-year-old tradition and harvest a few for yourself.
Wander through acres of land and pick from a variety of colors like the crimson ProCut Red sunflowers that can grow up to 6 feet tall towering sunflowers, or the yellow Mammoth sunflowers which can go up to 12 feet in height. They can produce up to 2000 seeds which you can harvest once you notice the back of the face turns yellow, the leaves dry up, the center will also begin to bulge and the flower droops from the extra weight.
Along with these dazzling flowers, there’ll be zinnias, herbs, bunnies, chickens, and more to make you seriously consider trading in your sneakers for a pair of boots. Peak bloom tends to last for two weeks but there will be several happening through the summer in case you miss it.
Tickets cost $5 for entry and $15 for a U-Pick bouquet. Guests are required to make a reservation online, bring cutting utensils and drinking water.
Here are the time slots available for May:
May 15 and 16: 10am – 3pm (fields close at 4pm)
May 22 and 23: 10am – 6pm (fields close at 7pm)
May 28, 29, 30, and 31: 10am – 6pm (fields close at 7pm)
Location: Hana Field by Tanaka Farms, 427 Anton Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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