Texas, United States
I am retired and one of my hobbies is to make Native American Type flutes from sunflower stalks. In the last two years, I grew some, but the stalks would only produce smaller or high pitched flutes. This year I am trying the larger type . like Titan, Sunzilla, Giant Mongolian, Skyscraper...etc. We will see how these turn out.
I noticed the Giant Amaranth plants. Was wondering if the stalks would dry anything like a sunflower stalk.
I also use the bloom stalks from the Sotol desert plant to make my flutes. Both require the same process as any regular "branch style" flute in that they have to be band sawed the length and hollowed out to make the flutes. The sunflower and sotol flutes produce very mellow sounding flutes desired by some musicians. Would be interested in obtaining some seed of the giant Amaranth if possible. Would like to have some experienced information about the wood texture if possible. Can do trade out on some specialty seeds, or what is needed. Thanks. firstname.lastname@example.org
- 17 Apr, 2012