Chufa Wild Game Seed #24772

Chufa Wild Game Seed #24772

Chufas are a bunch grass with a peanut like underground nut-used for food plots of deer, turkey, hogs and wild hogs. This plant produces "nuts/seed" underground on its root system (called tubers) that are similar to peanuts. If you have ever seen hogs rooting peanuts, they go after chufas in the same way. Plant in spring through summer-some reseeding (biennial growth) may occur, but for best results replant each spring. Wildlife digs up the chufas once they mature. One Chufa tuber will produce a plant that can grow 15-75 tubers when mature. The tubers are high in protein and fat, which make them especially nutritious for wild turkeys. Chufa can also make an excellent food source for other wildlife including deer and ducks. Chufa plants grow in a variety of soils, but perform best on well-drained, sandy or loamy soils. 

Planting Date: April to August

Planting Rate: 2 to 3 lbs per 1000 sq/ft broadcast for small area. 

Broadcast Rate: 50 lbs per acre.

Coverage Depth: 1 to 1 1/2 inches.

Days to maturity: 90 to 125 days.