Chicory, Forage (Cichorium intybus) Cover Crop Seed

$2.95$22.00

Family:  Aster (Asteracea)

Hardiness:  Zone 3 to 9

Taprooted herbaceous perennial native to Europe and widely naturalized.  This is a coarse variety of chicory meant for cover crop, blue flowers and pasture.  Seed can be broadcast fall or spring. Although it works best to prepare a seedbed, it is also possible to oversow chicory seed onto broken sod or short grass. The seed does work its way down, and good results may occur.  One packet covers 10 sq ft.  The long taproot penetrates subsoil and breaks up plowsole to improve aeration and water holding capacity of soils.  The leaves provide superior forage for cattle, horses, goats, etc, containing up to 30% protein.  Chicory is rich in potassium, sulfur, calcium, sodium, manganese and iron. 

500 seeds/pkt.   100 g per 1,000 square feet.  100 g is equivalent to 70,000 seeds.  1 lb covers 4,500 square feet.

Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s

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    Can humans eat forage chicory?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Yes, but why not go for some of the more delicate cichoriums? If you’re on the trail of edible chicories, why not “Italian Dandelion.” I personally consume “Golden Giant” — a perfect salad ingredient, solid enough to satisfy, bitter enough to excite.

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