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Close up of Oasis Chicory during the summer of 2005 at Mississippi State University

Chicory, a broad-leaved perennial herb. Chicory yields well from early spring to late autumn, producing highly digestible forage, high in minerals, and palatable to deer. A perennial with excellent drought tolerance.  Chicory can grow well on a wide range of soil types, including sands, peat and silt loams. It grows best on highly fertile soils such as loams, with good water-holding capacity, and moderate to good drainage. Chicory lacks persistence on heavy clays because of fungal diseases of the crown and tap-root, and grows poorly on sandy soils deficient in nitrogen. Soil pH should be 5.6 to 6.2,  Grows 8 to 12 inches tall.

Plant 2 to 4 pounds per acre.

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