Chufa is easy to grow, and you donít have to have a lot of special equipment.
- Choose a site. Chufa will grow in a variety of soil types but prefers moderate to well-drained sandy or loamy soils. The area you select for planting should be relatively smooth and weed-free with some sunlight available.
Choose a time to plant. The crop generally can be planted in the spring or summer months. Specifically, in the Carolinas and Virginia area, the recommended planting dates range between mid-April to late-July.
- Prepare your plot. Plow the soil well to create a smooth and weed-free bed.
- Plant your chufa. You can spread chufa seed by hand or use a commercial spreader to place about 40 pounds per acre (about 4 seed per square foot.)
- Cover. Disc, drag, or plant chufa seed deep enough to cover the seed to a depth of about 1 to 1 1/2 inches.
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