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Turnip's in the brassica family plant that deer love to consume. This nutritious turnip has the characteristic of growing with the globe exposed so deer have easy access to the entire plant in food plots. The plant and roots are nutritious and protein filled, readily consumed by deer.

Purple Top Turnip a brassica family plant that deer love to consume. This nutritious turnip has the characteristic of growing with the globe exposed so deer have easy access to the entire plant in food plots. The plant and roots are nutritious and protein filled, readily consumed by deer. Fast-growing, high yielding and well adapted for seeding into existing food plots with little tillage or seeding into a prepared seedbed. Turnips are a cool-weather crop and well adapted for the northern climate. The most vigorous root growth takes place during periods of low temperatures and they will reach maturity in about 55 days. Soil temperatures should be at least 50° for germination.

  • Soil Types: Moderately deep loam
  • Seeding Rate: 8-10 lbs. per acre 
  • Planting Depth: ¼ inch 
  • Planting Date: Spring and Fall

Barkant Turnips produce abundant high quality forage in both green leafy forage and in the high sugar root. Barkant turnips are an early maturing turnip with high concentrations of protein and yields in the leaf forage. 60-90 days for maturity. Leaves will be browsed well into the fall and deer will dig for the root in late fall or winter. This turnip is a great option to add in a fall brassica plot to add variety.

  • Soil Types: Wide variety well-drained
  • Seeding Rate: Broadcast at approximately 6 lbs per acre.
  • Planting Depth: 1/4-1/2 inch
  • Planting Date: July – August in the north. August – September in the south

Rutabaga is an easily-grown, annual plant belonging in the brassica family. The plant produces a huge yellow root that gets as large as 4 to 6 inches in diameter and it has the characteristic purple shoulders. Rutabaga should be planted early because it takes 90-110 days to reach full maturity. It tolerates cool weather quite well and is typically sweetened up by a few frosts.

  • Soil Types: Wide variety well-drained
  • Seeding Rate: 7-9lbs per acre
  • Planting Depth: 1/8-1/4 inch
  • Planting Date: Spring to Fall

    Trophy Radishes establishes and grows fast producing up to 5,000 lbs. per acre dry matter of lush green top growth and another 2,000 lbs. per acre of edible root mass - both of which deer find highly attractive. With high protein leaves (20 to 43% crude protein) and energy-rich edible root mass, Trophy Radishes is an excellent food source for deer beginning with bow season and continuing on through the fall and winter months.

    • Soil Types: Wide variety well-drained
    • Seeding Rate: 3-5lbs per acre
    • Planting Depth: 1/4-1/2inch
    • Planting Date: Fall

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