Chicory Early Season

Chicory varieties for the early season

The chicory witloof varieties and the red chicory variety Céralie for use in the early season are shown below. These varieties need a growth period of 130-150 days in the field. Moreover, after lifting, these varieties should be left to mature for a few weeks during the chicory root cold storage. In the forcing period, these varieties need a somewhat higher temperature (18-20°C) so that they can form a firm head. The forcing temperature for the red chicory variety Ceralie is somewhat lower than the witloof chicory varieties in the same period. By varying the sowing date, and so the harvest date of the roots, these early season varieties can cover approximately the first 3-4 months of the forcing-season.

Chicory Bingo

Bingo (OK-3701) was introduced in 2014. It is a highly productive variety with an excellent head and tall, continuous leaves. The heads are solid and shiny. Chicory witloof Bingo can be forced during the first two months of the season.

Excellent field performance

Chicory witloof Bingo also performs excellently in terms of root yield. Effortless emergence gives Bingo a flying start. This strong variety enables a high root yield. The nitrogen requirement in the cultivation of the roots is moderate.

  • Witloof chicory BINGO
  • Witloof chicory BINGO
  • Witloof chicory BINGO
Key figures for Bingo witloof chicory
Forcing periodvery earlyearly
Sowing period *earlynormal - late
Quantity of seed/ha270-300.000290-320.000
Optimum number of plants/ha240-260.000250-270.000
Growing days140150
Cold storage period (roots)2-6 weeks2 weeks - 2 months
Cold storage temperature (roots)0,0 °C.0.0 / -1.0 °C.

The above figures should be interpreted as trends and depend on regional growing and operating conditions.
* The minimum 24-hour temperature for sowing is 12 °C. Avoid night frost.

Chicosem is part of the Chico-group. Chicosem supplies chicory witloof seeds to professional chicory growers around the world.

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Chicosem is part of the Chico-group. Chicosem supplies chicory witloof seeds to professional chicory growers around the world.

CONTACT DETAILS

    Julianastraat 4A
6065AM Montfort
   +31 (0) 475 549 004
   info@chicosem.nl
   Kvk: 14098765

PARTNERS