Name:Chicory (Chicorium intybus)
Description:Warm season growing, deep-rooted perennial providing potentially high quality feed. Where grazing management allows, chicory is free-seeding and able to regenerate. Used as a specialist forage crop for stock finishing, or as a high quality component of mixed perennial pastures. Requires rotational grazing for persistence. Sow on fertile deep country for best results, however it is tolerant of soil acidity. Where legumes are not part of the pasture, nitrogenous fertiliser may be necessary. It is susceptible to some herbicides used in pastures.
Sowing rate:Often sown at 2–4 kg/ha with 0.5 kg/ha white clover or 0.5–1.0 kg/ha red clover. Sow in a pasture mixture at 0.5–2.0 kg/ha in early autumn to avoid frost or spring (Tablelands).
Minimum average
annual rainfall:
Minimum average annual rainfall: 600 mm (South) to 750 mm (North).
Varieties  available:
VarietyMain Seed Source
PunaWrightson Seeds
Puna II Wrightson Seeds p
Choice Wrightson Seeds p
 PGG Seeds
CommanderHeritage Seeds
Grouse PGG Seeds
ForagerWrightson Seeds