About Dwarf Essex/Athena Rape & Food Plots
Whitetail deer love winter greens...that is a fact.
Another fact is that in many areas cool weather brings less food
sources for deer. This is why good food plot planning would include Rape.
Dwarf Essex Rape provides a green leafy fast growing plant that the deer love!
Dwarf Essex Rape, also known as Athena Rape, is a cool-season annual
plant similar to turnip and rutabaga, it is a part of the
cabbage family, and does taste similar to cabbage. Produces
large, flat leave that grow between 12 to 20 inches long, and 8
to 15 inches wide. Grows to a height of 2 to 4 feet. Has yellow,
cross shaped flowers with four petal, and produces sickle shaped
pods that contains tiny seeds. Used primarily for forage, seed
oil (colza oil) and birdseed. A favorite of deer.
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Best time to plant: August through
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