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#6965330 - 11/18/17 08:45 PM Turnips?
Trenton Offline
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Registered: 05/27/11
Posts: 485
Loc: Murphy TX,La Escalera Seymour
Anyone in north tx have luck with turnips?
We usually have plant straight triticale but it was destroyed by army worms in Baylor county.
We did plant some mix and the turnips are coming in big. Deer don’t seem to be interested in the turnips at all. Do they need to be mature plants?

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#6966355 - 11/20/17 07:07 AM Re: Turnips? [Re: Trenton]
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Registered: 12/10/06
Posts: 1065
Loc: Trinity county
have to have a heavy frost or freeze first. Plus might take a year or 2 for them to even nibble. If it isn't sometime they eat on a regular basis, then give them time. Just like everything else. Time.


Edited by huntindude (11/20/17 07:10 AM)

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#6966363 - 11/20/17 07:13 AM Re: Turnips? [Re: Trenton]
Dave Davidson Offline
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Registered: 06/24/06
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Loc: Hurst, Tx
I've always great luck with turnips. I've never known of them getting the opportunity to mature before they are eaten.
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#6966623 - 11/20/17 10:27 AM Re: Turnips? [Re: Trenton]
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Loc: West Texas
I've planted them before. Deer walked past them until the first really good freeze. After that they dig them out of the ground when they finally figure out what they are. I'm guessing the freeze puts the sugar down in the root.
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#6966989 - 11/20/17 02:24 PM Re: Turnips? [Re: Trenton]
Sniper John Offline
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Registered: 08/31/05
Posts: 16858
Loc: North Texas
I have had great luck with purple top turnips in small food plots at my lease, but until a good freeze only the Turkeys will eat them. My problem has been Turkeys devastating the sprouts before they ever get started.

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#6967508 - 11/20/17 08:39 PM Re: Turnips? [Re: Trenton]
BayouGuy Offline
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Registered: 03/27/13
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Loc: S.E. Louisiana
I've had poor results with purple tops. The deer hardly touch them and they end up rotting in the plot in the Spring. That's good for the soil, but not for drawing deer.

This year I added Daikon radish to my planting mix with totally different results. The deer are tearing up the greens and the radish keeps on producing new leaves.
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#6968862 - 11/21/17 08:40 PM Re: Turnips? [Re: Trenton]
Sniper John Offline
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Registered: 08/31/05
Posts: 16858
Loc: North Texas
They only browse the tops. Have had good luck with diakon mixed in too. I do fertize early on as well.

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#6969086 - 11/22/17 12:42 AM Re: Turnips? [Re: Trenton]
Trenton Offline
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Registered: 05/27/11
Posts: 485
Loc: Murphy TX,La Escalera Seymour
Thanks for the info y’all. A few in our group were getting discouraged that the deer would never take notice but at least this gives us something to potentially look forward to. Not supposed to have a hard freeze for a while so we shall see. If I could load pics from my iPhone I would post the pics of some of the purple bulbs sticking up out of the “lettuce patch” as a lease mate calls it. We have a lot of turnips coming in big so maybe we will get lucky with them.

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#6969315 - 11/22/17 08:45 AM Re: Turnips? [Re: Trenton]
Wytex Offline
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Registered: 12/07/16
Posts: 586
Loc: Wyoming
Good luck with them up in Cooke County. The deer will hit them after a good frost.Diakon radishes are awesome for food plots.

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#6970483 - 11/23/17 11:57 AM Re: Turnips? [Re: Trenton]
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Registered: 11/13/12
Posts: 170
Loc: Huntsville, Texas
Had a good turnip crop a few years ago. After a hard freeze, the turnips were still untouched. I had to pull a lot of them and leave them so the deer could learn what they are. It seems they've never dug turnips before. Now they do.

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