Characteristics:Choice_Chicory

  • Deep tap rooted herb,
  • High summer yield and quality,
  • Choice is a perennial chicory with good persistence,
  • Improved cool-season growth, high growth rates, and excellent insect and disease resistance,
  • Choice chicory boosts milk production in dairy cows, by providing large amounts of protein and energy-rich feed from small areas of land,
  • It can be used as a pure crop or in mixes with ryegrass etc.
CROP/SPECIE CULTIVARS SEEDING KG/HA RAINFALL MM/YEAR SUITED REGIONS PLANTING MONTHS SOIL REQUIRED
Chicory

(Trifolium pratense)

  • Choice
  • Punall
  • Pure: 8kg/ha
  • Mixtures: 1-3kg/ha
600mm + per year

Irrigation: 25-50mm per week

Eastern Cape

Western Cape

East Free State

North West

Mpumalanga

KZN

Cooler regions: Spring (Sept – Oct)

Warmer regoins: Autumn (March – Apr)

Soil temp: 12°C +

Adapted to a wide range of soil types.

Chicory prefer free drained soils.

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