Forage Radish Food Plot Seed

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Forage radishes are an excellent choice for attracting deer to your food plots with their lush, nutritious forage while also enhancing soil health. In optimal conditions, the taproot of forage radishes can reach down as far as 30 inches, bringing essential nutrients up to the soil surface. These radishes are well-suited as a cool-season attractant but can be planted in both spring and fall. For fall seedings, plant 4-6 weeks before the expected frost date. As temperatures drop, the starches in the radishes convert to sugars, making them even more attractive to deer, who will hammer the radishes late into the hunting season.


  • Deer Attraction: Highly attractive to deer, providing lush and nutritious forage.
  • Soil Improvement: The deep taproot brings essential nutrients to the soil surface, improving soil fertility and structure.
  • Versatile Planting: Can be planted in both spring and fall, offering flexibility in planting schedules.
  • Cool Season Performance: Best suited as a cool-season attractant.
  • pH Tolerance: Quite tolerant to lower pH levels, adapting well to various soil conditions.


  • Type: Annual forage crop.
  • Root System: Taproot can reach down as far as 30 inches in optimal conditions.
  • Seeding Depth: 1/4-1/2 inch.

Planting Instructions

  • Seeding Rate: Seed at 8-10 lbs/acre when planted alone, and 3-6 lbs/acre when used in mixes.
  • Planting Range: June to August, at least 4-10 weeks before the first killing frost in your area.

Forage radishes from Elk Mound Seed are designed to attract deer while simultaneously building your soil. Their deep taproots and nutrient-scavenging capabilities make them a valuable addition to any food plot, enhancing soil fertility and structure. As temperatures drop in the fall, the starches in the radishes turn to sugars, making them even more appealing to deer. This ensures that deer will continue to frequent the plots and consume the radishes late into the hunting season. Plus, all pictures are from actual customers, showcasing the real-world effectiveness of these forage radishes in attracting deer and improving soil health.