Chicory Late Season

Chicory varieties for the late season

The chicory varieties for use in the late season are shown below. These varieties need the longest growth period, preferably 160-170 days, and the chicory roots in the field are generally lifted at the end of the growing season. Chicory roots from these varieties are suitable for extremely long storage and, depending on the variety and the root properties, usually need at least four to six months cold storage to produce high-quality chicory heads.

Chicory Absolue

Chicory witloof Absolue (OK-462) is a brand new variety suitable for summer forcing. This CMS-variety with insensitivity to the sulfonylurea herbicides is extremely uniform and good alternative for Vintor.

Ideal for summer until end of season

The optimum forcing period begins after 3 months of cold storage and continues until the end of the season. The heads of Absolue are slightly longer then those from chicory witloof Sweet Lady. 

Root content

It is important to obtain a root that has sufficient content and a sufficiently large diameter. To achieve this you need up to 170 days of growth or more. So it should be sown not too late in order to achieve these170 days of growth towards the end of the growing season

  • Witloof chicory ABSOLUE
  • Witloof chicory ABSOLUE
  • Witloof chicory ABSOLUE

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Key figures for Absolue witloof chicory
Forcing periodend of mid seasonlate
Sowing period *normalnormal
Quantity of seed/ha280-310.000300-330.000
Optimum number of plants/ha250-260.000250-260.000
Growing days160-170160-170
Cold storage period (roots)4-6 months6-12 months
Cold storage temperature (roots)-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