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Old 09-17-2008, 08:12 PM
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Wondering if anyone has ever planted this seed/
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:26 PM
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i know my uncle has it on his place in alamo, but i have never seen it. i am like you--want more info--protein content and fiber.
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:11 PM
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Blue Lupine is a GREAT cool season legume. There are different varieties and you need to make sure you get the forage variety. Any will work but the forage variety that blooms purple is the best. This plant can provide 13 - 18 % protein with a fairly good digestibility rating.
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:13 PM
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I planted some this year...It was labeled "Deer Ice Cream".....we'll see...
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Old 09-17-2008, 11:10 PM
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it is high on their list, but some varieties are not palatable for deer.
lot of turkey mixes have it in them.

see this post (what winter mixes do you use?
LittleBigDoe12) just a few spaces below this one, he's planted them
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Old 09-19-2008, 09:32 PM
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Like hunter 58 said, some arent palatable to deer but the sweet blue lupine variets is like planting iorn clay peas in winter as far as attractivness goes. but make sure to plant with something like oats or wheat as a cover crop to protect frome early over grazing.
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Ive planted it with Oats....twice. The deer wiped it out both times before it got above 3" tall.
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:18 PM
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reccomended rate is 50 lbs sweet blue lupine, get it at cooperseed, and 50 lbs of naked oats per acre. good land builder and cover crop.
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how much for this stuff?
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Old 09-22-2008, 01:05 PM
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lupine is about 50$ per 50lb bag
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Old 09-27-2008, 09:24 PM
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just got some today in soperton and it was a little less than $30/bag or you can get it for $1.25/lb.
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What I planted is about 2" tall and deer tracks are all in it...
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