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 Topmodel

The chicory witloof variety Topmodel (OK-2009) clearly stood out in all internal tests. Topmodel is a chicory hybrid for the late segment. Stephane Hoquet is especially proud of this discovery. Stephane: “This variety is unique because of its remarkable shelf life, great flavour and short pith”. And we can indeed confirm this from all the tests that we carried out in recent years.

Excellent shelf life

Topmodel is a little shorter and more bulbous than Vintor. The very thick leaf and the high weight density are particularly striking features. The flavour is mild, almost sweet. The excellent shelf life properties are unique, which means Topmodel will enjoy excellent opportunities in the distribution channel. Chicory witloof Topmodel also does well during the root cultivation stage, because of its strong and healthy foliage, which remains vigorous until late in the autumn and which seems to have good tolerance to a number of fungal diseases. The optimum forcing period begins after a minimum of 3 months of cold storage and continues until the end of the season (or longer).

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

Click on the download picto for the full description and cultivation info of Topmodel F1.
  • Witloof chicory TOPMODEL
  • Witloof chicory TOPMODEL
Key figures for Topmodel witloof chicory
Forcing periodlatevery late
Sowing period *normalnormal
Quantity of seed/ha290-310.000300-320.000
Optimum number of plants/ha250-260.000250-265.000
Growing days170170+
Cold storage period (roots)6-12 months12+ 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