Chicory Mid Season

Chicory varieties for the mid season

The chicory varieties for use in the mid-season are shown below. These varieties need a growth period of 150-160 days. Wait for favourable sowing conditions for these varieties and ensure they have enough days to grow. Depending on the root properties, these varieties can be used for forcing after just four to six weeks in cold storage. As these varieties have had more days to mature as well as a longer storage period, they can generally be forced at lower forcing temperatures (16-18 °C).

Chicory Déesse

Chicory witloof Déesse (pronounced as DS) is a new variety for the mid season. Déesse (OK-8378) is a witloof chicory with a good shape of the heads and a short pith. The heads are shiny, solid and pointed. The leaves of the crop grow well to the point. We see a very nice product when it is harvested. 

Very uniform and herbicide resistant

Déesse is a very uniform CMS hybrid. On the field, the insensitivity to sulfonylurea herbicides (e.g. Safari) is an additional benefit in cultivation of the roots. The sulfonylurea resistance makes the weed control more reliable because full dosage can be used in this variety even in the rise and germination stages. Safari has a good effect on problem weeds from the family of composites and on some other weeds.

 

  • Witloof chicory Déesse
  • Witloof chicory Déesse
  • Witloof chicory Déesse
  • Witloof chicory Déesse

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Key figures for chicory Déesse
Forcing periodend of early seasonmid season
Sowing period *early-normalnormal
Quantity of seed/ha280-310.000300-330.000
Optimum number of plants/ha250-260.000260-270.000
Growing days160160
Cold storage period (roots)6 weeks - 2 months2-6 months
Cold storage temperature (roots)0,0 / -1 °C.-1 °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.

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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