A great choice for deer and wild turkeys for both fall and winter food supply. Chufa are tubers that contain 10-21% sugar and mature 90-110 days after emergence. Tubers grow a few inches below soil, and a few should be exposed to attract turkeys and deer. This may be accomplished by pulling up a few tubers by hand or lightly discing a path through your food plot. Once tubers are exposed the food attraction cannot be stopped. Chufa are also a great food for ducks in wildlife habitats that flood in winter.
Fertility - Chufa prefer a moderately to well drained soil but tolerate clays fairly well. They prefer a pH of 5-7.5. Lime and fertilize according to soil test results.
Seeding instructions - In spring, broadcast chufa at a rate of 50 lbs/acre and disc to a depth of 1 1/2 - 2 inches. Plant April - July in the central, and soth and coastal regions. In the Northern region plant in April or May. In Northern parts of Northern region plant in June.
Wildlife Food Plot Advantages - Chufa feeds deer, turkeys, and ducks. Along with being versatile, the food attraction to chufa is unbeatable. Turkeys and Deer will scratch the soil and devour an entire chufa food plot in the fall and winter until all tubers are gone.