Planting Instructions Tukey Gold Chufa needs 75-95 days of warm growing to reach maturity and maximum yield. Late April to early June for the South, early May- early June for the North. Chufa should be planted at 1.5-2 inches soil depth. Planters and no-till drills are ideal for planting if available. Chufa can also be broadcast planted into a well prepared seed bed. Chufa seed should be covered to the suggested depth by using a drag harrow or by lightly discing in. Ideally the field can also then be cultipacked or rolled for increased seedling survival.
Supported Species --Wild Turkey, Upland Birds, Waterfowl
Northern Zone --Spring, Early Summer
Transitional Zone --Spring, Summer
Southern Zone --Spring, Summer
Coverage --50 lbs. per acre.
Planting Depth –1 1/2 inches to 2 inches
Amount of Sunlight --Full sun
Soil pH --5.0 to 8.0 but prefers 6.2 to 7.0
Fertilizer --200 lbs of 46-0-0 per acre.
Nutritional Value --Seed production is very high with this blend. It is also high in vitamin content. Aside from the high yield of seeds, Chufa makes a great food source for all game birds.
Primary Usage --Usage will start after the plants have matured some 75 to 95 days after germination. For waterfowl, much will depend on the availability of water to attract the waterfowl.
Soil Type --Will grow in all soil types pending adequate soil moisture is available