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.
Establishment of Chicory