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 Fakir

The witloof chicory variety Fakir (OK-7F) is suitable for the mid season. This chicory variety has about 150-160 growing days but can be forced early under certain conditions (lighter soil type and earlier sowing). Fakir provides a strong pen with a fine leaf collar. Forcing is possible in the forcing period from january until april.

Highest quality

Fakir is proving a real asset in the elite segment. The heads of the chicory witloof variety Fakir have beautifully tapering foliage with long, continuous outer leaves. Ideal for Super and Flandria-Q. Fakir is seen in the market as the variety with the almost ideal head shape.

  • Witloof chicory FAKIR
  • Witloof chicory FAKIR
  • Witloof chicory FAKIR
Key figures for Fakir witloof chicory
Forcing periodend of early seasonmid season
Sowing period *early-normalnormal
Quantity of seed/ha270-290.000280-310.000
Optimum number of plants/ha240-250.000250-260.000
Growing days160160
Cold storage period (roots)6 weeks - 2 months2-4 months
Cold storage temperature (roots)0.0 / -1.0 °C.-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