Kiwi Chicory (Chicorium intybus)
Kiwi is a very palatable, late-maturing, perennial herb providing extended seasonal growth, which is ideal for finishing livestock.
Where can I grow it?
Frequently Asked Questions
Prefers deep, fertile free-draining soils. Chicory is capable of rooting depth of over 1 metre.
Good base rates of phosphorus are necessary for maximum DM production especially during the establishment phase. Chicory needs to be sown with annual legumes or regularly supplied with sufficient nitrogen to maintain quality and production.
Chicory can be sown in autumn or late winter to spring, provided plants are established sufficiently to survive the first summer. Chicory is a small seed and should be sown at 2-5 kg/ha alone or 0.5-2 kg/ha in a mixed pasture.
Seedling recruitment will only occur under favourable conditions and management.