Chicory - 3208
Cichorium intybus (Asteraceae)
A slender perennial, easily established from seed, producing a deep taproot. A native of Europe, it has escaped from cultivation and naturalized throughout North America. The plant contains a white, milky sap that appears if the stem is broken. Flowers are blue, remaining on the plant for only a single day. Prefers full sun in well drained soils.
Suggested Use: Herb gardens, isolated areas. Miscellaneous: When World War 11 disrupted shipping, most U.S. "coffee" was produced from chicory. Caffeine free, it is regaining popularity.
Average Planting Success: 80%
Height: 2 - 4 feet
Germination: 7 - 21 days
Optimum Soil Temp. for Germination: 65°F - 75°F
Sowing Depth: 1/16"
Blooming Period: May - October
Average Seeds Per Pound: 426,000
Seeds/Pkt: 375 - Covers 20 sq. ft.
1 oz Covers: 545 sq.ft.
Seeding Rate: 5 lbs. per acre