Answer: The Favorite Food Source for Wild Turkeys and Waterfowl
Simple to grow in a wide range of soil types
Acclimated to regions across the United States
An important, high-energy food for game birds that attracts them to your property and ultimately keeps them there
Also used for bait in carp fishing
Used to make horchata, a beverage predominately produced and enjoyed in Spain
Chufa is a bunch grass with a peanut-like underground nut used for food plots of deer, turkey and wild hogs. This sedge is very similar to peanuts, if you have ever seen hogs rooting peanuts, they go after chufas the same way. Plant in spring through summer. Wildlife digs up the chufas once they mature, usually in late fall when other food sources are slim. This is how the magic of chufa works, by providing a winter and early spring food source for turkeys. Chufa will pull and hold turkeys to your property in the time of the year flocks break up in an effort to find food. Plain and simple, chufa is the most preferred food source and one of the most popular crops planted for wild turkeys and waterfowl
Cyprus Knee Chufa is a sedge, Cyperus Esculentus, L. Var. Sativus. It is an African variety of the native nutsedge and is a warm season, annual plant. Chufa is high in carbohydrates and protein. This makes Chufa an ideal food source for overwintering waterfowl after a chufa plot is flooded.
Cyprus Knee Chufa is based in northeastern North Carolina.