Preferred Seed

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Deer Plot / Food Plot & Wildlife Mixes

Purple Top Turnip



Purple Top Turnips produce a hearty forage for deer. They produce high protein leafy greens that are highly palatable and digestible forage for deer. They also grow a root bulb that can range in diameter from 2 - 5 inches. Smaller size turnips remain sweet and tender and are therefore a desirable food source for deer. Cool temperatures also help enhance the taste of the turnip making purple top turnips great for hunting season food plots that can be planted in mid to late summer and provide forage into the winter months. Deer will graze on the greens and leave the turnip underground untouched as a sort of food reserve and will return once the greens are gone and even after snow fall and will dig through the snow and dig up and eat the turnip providing an important high energy winter food source.  

Planting Guide


  • Seeding Rate (Alone/Acre):  1– 4 lbs.

  • Seeding Rate (In Mix/Acre):   1 lb.

  • Seeding Depth(Inches):  ¼  - ½

  • Life Cycle: Annual

Seeding Dates:  Northern:  Early Spring or Mid August – Late Summer




Consult your local cooperative extension agent for specific planting recommendations for your area.    Find your cooperative extension agent.



Product Specifications

Release Date: 08/16/10

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