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Cichorium intybus

Common Name(s): Chicory
Family: Asteraceae
Growth Habit: Biennial/Perennial
Invasiveness: Noxious weed:CO
Growing Days: 90 to 330 (days)
Abs.Max=95° (F)    Opt.Max=81° (F)
Opt.Min=50° (F)    Abs.Min=43° (F)
Precipitation: 20 to 60 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -42° (F)
Soil pH: 5 to 7.2
Soil Texture/Type: Deep fertile or sand loam soil
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Deep rooting, cool weather crop. Tolerates only moderate summer temps. Good drained needed. May be grown as an annual.
Phytothora, Sclerotinia, Rust, Rhizoctonia, Cercospora, Powdery Mildew
Food - starch, Food - vegetable, Poison - mammals, Food - bev base, Weed - possible seed contam., Additive - flavoring
Steppe and semi-arid, subtropical-humid, subtropical-dry summer, temperate marine, temperate-continental
Geographical Origin:
Northern Africa, Asia Temp, Indian Subcontinent, Europe

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