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Cichorium Genus

Chicory

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterMoist

Description

Cichorium genus (Chicory). This genus consists of annuals, perennials and biennials. There are about 8 species in all. The flowers are usually blue and similar to a dandelion.

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Vegetables or Herbaceous

Other common names

Endive

Origin

Europe, Med, Asia

Interest and use

Ornamental and culinary plants.

Cultivation

They are fully hardy, and will need full sun and well drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds in the autumn or spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to mildew, lettuce ringspot, rust and slugs.

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