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 Vintor

Witloof chicory Vintor is the standard in late season forcing and suitable for summer forcing. In contrast to our earlier chicory hybrids, Vintor requires soil which is richer in nitrogen. During the root-cultivation phase the plants develop strong, healthy foliage, with a high root yield.

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. Vintor’s characteristics include easy harvesting of the chicons, high yields, and an excellent shelf life. Chicory witloof Vintor is very reliable and is well known all over the world.

  • Witloof chicory Vintor
  • Witloof chicory Vintor
  • Witloof chicory Vintor
Key figures for Vintor witloof chicory
Forcing periodend of mid seasonlate
Sowing period *normalnormal
Quantity of seed/ha280-310.000300-330.000
Optimum number of plants/ha250-260.000250-265.000
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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   +31 (0) 475 549 004
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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