Chicory
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Image Cultivar Type Production period Morphological description Crop strengths Feeding value Production potential Crop uses Soil requirement Establishment
Polanowica Broadleaf herb Perennial, Summer & spring

Rosette growth form, grows up to 0.2 – 0.6 m high

Basal leaves are large and lobed; 5 – 15 cm long; oblong or lance-shaped

Seed is small, obovate, light brown; 2 – 3 mm long; 900 000 seeds/kg

Highly palatable, high quality feed during summer

Recovers quickly after grazing

Does not cause bloat; possible companion for Lucerne to reduce bloat risk

Crude protein (CP): 15 – 23 %

Digestibility: 66 – 80 %

Dry matter production: 6 - 10 t/ha/annum Grazing, silage & companion crop

Widely adapted to most soil types and tolerant to acid soils

pH range of 5.5 – 6.0

Plant during November – March

Seeding rate 2 – 5 kg/ha