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 chicory witloof roots can be used for forcing after six to eight weeks in cold storage and can then be forced for approx 4 months depending to the variety, maturity and quality of the root and the storage conditions of the roots. 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 Amazone

Chicory witloof Amazone is productive, easy-to-control, very reliable and it has a very long shelf life – qualities that assure you of security of supply in this phase of the forcing season. Amazone is cultivated for mid-season forcing between January and May. The heads of this variety are slightly slimmer and more pointed than Baccara.

Easy weed control

Chicory witloof Amazone is the sulfonylurea-herbicide insensitive alternative for the variety Baccara. This insensitivity offers major benefits for weed control. The varieties Baccara and Amazone are highly comparable. Amazone has a very high production rate of forcible roots per hectare. The variety grows well and has strong, healthy foliage. The roots are high and uniform.

  • Witloof chicory AMAZONE
  • Witloof chicory AMAZONE

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Key figures for Amazone witloof chicory
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.

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