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Chufa Seed (Food Plot)
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Chufa Seed is a warm season bunch grass planted in food plots for deer, turkey, ducks, hogs, and other wildlife. Chufa is a legume species that produces a tasty under ground nut or tuber that wild turkey scratch up and eat. 

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  • GMO-free
  • Great food for deer, turkey, ducks, hogs and other wildlife
  • Warm season bunch grass 
  • Legume species that produces a tasty under ground nut or tuber 
  • Similar to peanuts


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Chufa seed (Cyperus esculentus) is a warm season bunch grass planted in food plots for deer, turkey, ducks, hogs and other wildlife.  Chufa is a legume species that produce a tasty under ground nut or tuber that wild turkey scratch up and eat. Chufas are similar to peanuts and are especially appealing to wild turkey as well as other wildlife.  Chufas take between 75 and 125 days to mature and start producing nuts or seeds.  If the turkeys and other wildlife have not located the seeds after 75-100 days pull a few plants and see if the plants have seeds.  If they do then pull up, scratch or disk a small section of the plot to expose the seeds to the turkeys and other wildlife.  After they figure out where to find the chufa seeds you will see scratching and digging everywhere! 

Chufas have other names such as tiger nut, zulu nut, yellow nutgrass, ground almond, edible rush, and rush nut. It is one of two major species of the nutsedge genus Cyperus found throughout Florida on all types of soil from rockland to muck. Its close relative, C. rotundus, is purple nutgrass, a severe problem weed. Both are weed pests, but rotundus is much more of a problem than the chufa, which has been cultivated as a livestock food. 

Chufa seed should be planted on well prepared soil free of weeds and other grasses.  Broadcasting is the easiest way to apply the seed. Make sure to cover the seed well to 1 inch as well as possible.  If Turkeys locate the seeds after you plant they can consume the majority of your food plot before it even comes up.  Hogs are a problem as well so keep that in mind when selecting a planting location.  If this is the first time you have ever planted Chufa in your area it is a great idea to uncover a portion of the food plot by scratching or disking to reveal the Chufa nuts or seeds after the plants have began producing nuts or seeds.  Turkey and deer will have a hard time locating the seeds for the first time.

Chufa plants can produce as many as 75 "nuts" or "seeds" per plant.  It is very possible that Chufas will re-seed or come back the following season.  The problem is weed control.  We recommend planting every year to insure a stand and a clean food plot.

**Chufa Seed is GMO-Free**

 

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Climate Zone(s)
Cool Season
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Coated or Raw
Raw
Fertilizer
10-10-10 Granular 250 lbs. per acre
GMO
No
Ideal pH
5.5 - 7.0
Inoculant Needed
No
Life Cycle
Annual
Overseeding Rate
20 lbs. per acre
Seeding Depth
1/2 Inch
Seeding Rate
2 - 3 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. OR 25 - 50 lbs. per acre
When to Plant
Spring
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Plant this seed in the spring for best results. This seed can be planted at a rate of 2 - 3 lbs per 1,000sq.ft. or 25-50lbs per acre and at a depth of 1/2 inch. Chufa prefers a pH of 5.5 - 7.0.

 

Chufa Seed (Food Plot)

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Chufa Seed is a warm season bunch grass planted in food plots for deer, turkey, ducks, hogs, and other wildlife. Chufa is a legume species that produces a tasty under ground nut or tuber that wild turkey scratch up and eat.
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Chufa Seed is a warm season bunch grass planted in food plots for deer, turkey, ducks, hogs, and other wildlife. Chufa is a legume species that produces a tasty under ground nut or tuber that wild turkey scratch up and eat.  Product Details GMO-free Great food for deer, turkey, ducks, hogs and other wildlife Warm season bunch grass  Legume species that produces a tasty under ground nut or tuber  Similar to peanuts Product InformationChufa seed (Cyperus esculentus) is a warm season bunch grass planted in food plots for deer, turkey, ducks, hogs and other wildlife.  Chufa is a legume species that produce a tasty under ground nut or tuber that wild turkey scratch up and eat. Chufas are similar to peanuts and are especially appealing to wild turkey as well as other wildlife.  Chufas take between 75 and 125 days to mature and start producing nuts or seeds.  If the turkeys and other wildlife have not located the seeds after 75-100 days pull a few plants and see if the plants have seeds.  If they do then pull up, scratch or disk a small section of the plot to expose the seeds to the turkeys and other wildlife.  After they figure out where to find the chufa seeds you will see scratching and digging everywhere!  Chufas have other names such as tiger nut, zulu nut, yellow nutgrass, ground almond, edible rush, and rush nut. It is one of two major species of the nutsedge genus Cyperus found throughout Florida on all types of soil from rockland to muck. Its close relative, C. rotundus, is purple nutgrass, a severe problem weed. Both are weed pests, but rotundus is much more of a problem than the chufa, which has been cultivated as a livestock food.  Chufa seed should be planted on well prepared soil free of weeds and other grasses.  Broadcasting is the easiest way to apply the seed. Make sure to cover the seed well to 1 inch as well as possible.  If Turkeys locate the seeds after you plant they can consume the majority of your food plot before it even comes up.  Hogs are a problem as well so keep that in mind when selecting a planting location.  If this is the first time you have ever planted Chufa in your area it is a great idea to uncover a portion of the food plot by scratching or disking to reveal the Chufa nuts or seeds after the plants have began producing nuts or seeds.  Turkey and deer will have a hard time locating the seeds for the first time. Chufa plants can produce as many as 75 "nuts" or "seeds" per plant.  It is very possible that Chufas will re-seed or come back the following season.  The problem is weed control.  We recommend planting every year to insure a stand and a clean food plot. **Chufa Seed is GMO-Free**  
Climate Zone(s)
Cool Season
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Coated or Raw
Raw
Fertilizer
10-10-10 Granular 250 lbs. per acre
GMO
No
Ideal pH
5.5 - 7.0
Inoculant Needed
No
Life Cycle
Annual
Overseeding Rate
20 lbs. per acre
Seeding Depth
1/2 Inch
Seeding Rate
2 - 3 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. OR 25 - 50 lbs. per acre
When to Plant
Spring

Instructions

Plant this seed in the spring for best results. This seed can be planted at a rate of 2 - 3 lbs per 1,000sq.ft. or 25-50lbs per acre and at a depth of 1/2 inch. Chufa prefers a pH of 5.5 - 7.0.  
Plant this seed in the spring for best results. This seed can be planted at a rate of 2 - 3 lbs per 1,000sq.ft. or 25-50lbs per acre and at a depth of 1/2 inch. Chufa prefers a pH of 5.5 - 7.0.  
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Chufa Seed is a warm season bunch grass planted in food plots for deer, turkey, ducks, hogs, and other wildlife. Chufa is a legume species that produces a tasty under ground nut or tuber that wild turkey scratch up and eat.

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Chufa Seed (Food Plot) Description

Chufa Seed is a warm season bunch grass planted in food plots for deer, turkey, ducks, hogs, and other wildlife. Chufa is a legume species that produces a tasty under ground nut or tuber that wild turkey scratch up and eat. 

Product Details

  • GMO-free
  • Great food for deer, turkey, ducks, hogs and other wildlife
  • Warm season bunch grass 
  • Legume species that produces a tasty under ground nut or tuber 
  • Similar to peanuts


Product Information

Chufa seed (Cyperus esculentus) is a warm season bunch grass planted in food plots for deer, turkey, ducks, hogs and other wildlife.  Chufa is a legume species that produce a tasty under ground nut or tuber that wild turkey scratch up and eat. Chufas are similar to peanuts and are especially appealing to wild turkey as well as other wildlife.  Chufas take between 75 and 125 days to mature and start producing nuts or seeds.  If the turkeys and other wildlife have not located the seeds after 75-100 days pull a few plants and see if the plants have seeds.  If they do then pull up, scratch or disk a small section of the plot to expose the seeds to the turkeys and other wildlife.  After they figure out where to find the chufa seeds you will see scratching and digging everywhere! 

Chufas have other names such as tiger nut, zulu nut, yellow nutgrass, ground almond, edible rush, and rush nut. It is one of two major species of the nutsedge genus Cyperus found throughout Florida on all types of soil from rockland to muck. Its close relative, C. rotundus, is purple nutgrass, a severe problem weed. Both are weed pests, but rotundus is much more of a problem than the chufa, which has been cultivated as a livestock food. 

Chufa seed should be planted on well prepared soil free of weeds and other grasses.  Broadcasting is the easiest way to apply the seed. Make sure to cover the seed well to 1 inch as well as possible.  If Turkeys locate the seeds after you plant they can consume the majority of your food plot before it even comes up.  Hogs are a problem as well so keep that in mind when selecting a planting location.  If this is the first time you have ever planted Chufa in your area it is a great idea to uncover a portion of the food plot by scratching or disking to reveal the Chufa nuts or seeds after the plants have began producing nuts or seeds.  Turkey and deer will have a hard time locating the seeds for the first time.

Chufa plants can produce as many as 75 "nuts" or "seeds" per plant.  It is very possible that Chufas will re-seed or come back the following season.  The problem is weed control.  We recommend planting every year to insure a stand and a clean food plot.

**Chufa Seed is GMO-Free**

 

Climate Zone(s)
Cool Season
Transition Zone
Warm Season
Coated or Raw
Raw
Fertilizer
10-10-10 Granular 250 lbs. per acre
GMO
No
Ideal pH
5.5 - 7.0
Inoculant Needed
No
Life Cycle
Annual
Overseeding Rate
20 lbs. per acre
Seeding Depth
1/2 Inch
Seeding Rate
2 - 3 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. OR 25 - 50 lbs. per acre
When to Plant
Spring

Plant this seed in the spring for best results. This seed can be planted at a rate of 2 - 3 lbs per 1,000sq.ft. or 25-50lbs per acre and at a depth of 1/2 inch. Chufa prefers a pH of 5.5 - 7.0.

 

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09/06/2020
James M.
United States United States
Chufa seed experience

My experience is I still don’t know what chufa looks like other than a picture. Tilled plot, spread seed and covered last of July with plenty of rain in good soil. I assume the deer got it because I had some corn and beans planted also that started to come up then disappeared. Might as well just throw out some good steaks out on the plot to see the same results. Had some high dollar certified pasture seed I put out a few years ago and it started to come out then stopped raining. Again, no results from the money spent. Decided to put some chufa seeds in some starter trays with good potting soil in controlled environment just to see what a real plant looks like! Sure this probably just my luck and not an issue with the seed, but certainly my experience.

09/18/2020
Hancock Seed

The animals will sure feed on it! If it is possible to section it off from the animals while it is germinating and growing you might have some better success. Just a suggestion that may work. Thank you for your review!

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08/23/2020
Sammy
United States United States
Good stand

Chufa arrived timely. It smelled so good. I ate most of it myself. Didn’t even get to plant it. My wife ate the rest. Now I’m sitting around scratching my *** wondering what to do next. Should I order another bag and not tell my wife? Her fat *** will eat the whole bag before I get home if she knows it’s coming. Delicious raw or roasted. The heck with the turkey. We are having for Thanksgiving.

09/11/2020
Hancock Seed

Glad you enjoyed the chufa seed. I'm sure you would have great results if you planted it. Thank you for your review!

MB
08/08/2020
Michelle B.
United States United States
Chufa

They are sprouting!!

08/12/2020
Hancock Seed

Excellent! We are happy to hear that you are having such great results with the Chufa seed! Thank you for your review.

JH
08/08/2020
James H.
United States United States
Chufa purcgase

Chufa came up beautifully and appears to be thriving

08/14/2020
Hancock Seed

Excellent! Just what we love to hear! Chufa is a great legume for wildlife. Glad it is doing so well. Thank you for your review!

RC
07/29/2020
Ronald C.
United States United States
Chufa Seed

I received chufa seed from Hancock several days after ordering. I had initially ordered from the Co-op but after 2 weeks no seed from them so I cancelled. The seed was planted 3 weeks ago and I have the best stand of chufa that I have ever had.

07/30/2020
Hancock Seed

That is awesome! Glad we were able to help and that the chufa is doing fantastic! Thank you for your review!

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