Docshiva at Docshiva.org
Thu Oct 16 14:51:24 EDT 2008
I think they can be a good home-grown coconut substitute in areas too cold
for Parajubae. As far as where to find them, I suppose before I search
online I should search my yard. Nutsedges crop up in the yard and garden, I
just need to see if it's the yellow (chufa) or bitter purple. Could well be
We've had an explosion of turkey population here in the Central Valley and
surrounding foothills; yes, they do very much like chufa.
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Lucky Pittman
Sent: Thursday, October 16, 2008 9:35 AM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: [NAFEX] Chufa
We frequently planted chufa as a food source for wild turkey, when I
was a youngster growing up in UCLA(upper corner of lower Alabama),
and my BIL still plants them from time to time.
I always liked the sweet coconut-like flavor of the tubers, and
evidently, the turkey, deer, and racoons did as well.
Seed tubers were fairly expensive($3-$4/lb?), last time I priced any,
but they're easy to grow - we'd just disc up a patch, broadcast the
tubers, and disc 'em in. I'm sure dad applied some fertilizer, but I
don't have a clue as to how much.
USDA Cold Zone 6
AHS Heat Zone 7
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