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Chicory Seeds

Cichorium intybus

4.67 (3 reviews)
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  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in early spring, planting the seed 1/4" deep in loose soil; keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which should occur in 10-14 days.

Growing: This plant grows best in rich soil, but also adapts well to poor soil. As the seedlings develop, make sure to remove all weeds and keep the soil consistently moist. Mature plants tolerate drought well. We cannot sell this seed to customers in CO or SD.

Harvesting: Cut young, tender leaves for fresh greens; do not freeze or dry them, since this deprives them of all flavor. They can be stored in the refrigerator for several days. The root can be harvested any time after four months of growth, but before the ground freezes.

Seed Saving: Allow the flowers to dry on the plant and develop into seed heads; the mature seed in the heads will be hard and brown. Remove the heads and spread them out for several days to dry completely. Crush the seed heads to remove the seed, and separate the seed from the chaff. Store the seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Blue Sailors, Coffeeweed, Succory, Witloof, Belgian Endive, French Endive

Latin Name: Cichorium intybus

Species Origin: Central Europe

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 27,000

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 36 Inches

Color: Blue

Bloom Season: Blooms Late Summer, Blooms Early Fall

4.67
Global Rating: 4.67 from 3 reviews
5.0

Review By

April

The seeds were packaged nicely and have proven to have a high germination rate. I’m very happy with every step of this purchase . Shipping was quick too.

4.0

Review By

Arrived quickly

The chickory seeds I ordered arrived quickly and appear to be in good condition. I planted them the next day and can't wait for them to emerge!
They were packaged in a mylar bag and the mylar bag was in a paper mailing envelope. The only problem was that the mylar bag was open at the end (looked like it had split along the seam) and the seeds had spilled out into the mailing envelope, so when I opened the mailing envelope they spilled all over the floor. Fortunately, it was on a wood floor, so I just swept them up and put them back in the bag. I don't think there was any damage or loss - just a little inconvenient. If you order these, be careful when you open them!

5.0

Review By

Excellent.

I'm impressed with the order so far. They shipped fairly quickly, and the seeds came in a nice resealable milar bag. Can't wait to plant them to see how they grow!

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Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~2000 Seeds) $2.50 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $4.96 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $7.20 -+
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $15.00 -+
5 Lb Bulk Bag (2.27kg) $67.50 -+
10 Lb Bulk Bag (4.54kg) $120.00 -+
25 Lb Bulk Bag (11.3kg) $285.00 -+
50 Lb Bulk Bag (22.7kg) $540.00 -+
100 Lb Bulk Bag (45.4kg) $1,050.00 Sold Out
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These stunning electric blue blooms are a feast for the eyes. This wildflower is so easy to grow that some gardeners consider it to be invasive. The leaves of the plant are edible and make nutritious salads.
Chicory has been in cultivation since the days of ancient Egypt. The oldest publication about herbs in existence, authored by Greek physician Dioscorides, includes information about chicory. Horticulture enthusiast and president Thomas Jefferson planted chicory in his gardens, recommending it in a letter to his friend George Washington as "one of the greatest acquisitions a farmer can have." Chicory's most well known culinary use is the use of the root as a coffee substitute or additive, since it has a soothing and relaxing effect that balances out the stimulation of coffee. Fresh leaves of specialty varieties of chicory such as radicchio and endive make wonderful salad greens, and even the leaves of wild chicory make an acceptable substitute for spinach. As a wildflower, this plant springs up everywhere with its bright blue dandelion-like flowers that open and close with the sun.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Direct sow in early spring, planting the seed 1/4" deep in loose soil; keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which should occur in 10-14 days.

Growing: This plant grows best in rich soil, but also adapts well to poor soil. As the seedlings develop, make sure to remove all weeds and keep the soil consistently moist. Mature plants tolerate drought well. We cannot sell this seed to customers in CO or SD.

Harvesting: Cut young, tender leaves for fresh greens; do not freeze or dry them, since this deprives them of all flavor. They can be stored in the refrigerator for several days. The root can be harvested any time after four months of growth, but before the ground freezes.

Seed Saving: Allow the flowers to dry on the plant and develop into seed heads; the mature seed in the heads will be hard and brown. Remove the heads and spread them out for several days to dry completely. Crush the seed heads to remove the seed, and separate the seed from the chaff. Store the seed in a cool, dry place.

FAST FACTS

Common Names: Blue Sailors, Coffeeweed, Succory, Witloof, Belgian Endive, French Endive

Latin Name: Cichorium intybus

Species Origin: Central Europe

Type: Garden Flowers

Life Cycle: Perennial

USDA Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

US Regions: California, Mountain, Arid/Desert, Plains/Texas, Midwest, Northern, Northeast, Southeast

Seeds per Ounce: 27,000

Stratification: No Stratification

Germination Ease: No Stratification

Sunlight: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 36 Inches

Color: Blue

Bloom Season: Blooms Late Summer, Blooms Early Fall

Reviews

4.67
Global Rating: 4.67 from 3 reviews
5.0

Review By april

April

The seeds were packaged nicely and have proven to have a high germination rate. I’m very happy with every step of this purchase . Shipping was quick too.

4.0

Review By Nancy Oglesby

Arrived quickly

The chickory seeds I ordered arrived quickly and appear to be in good condition. I planted them the next day and can't wait for them to emerge!
They were packaged in a mylar bag and the mylar bag was in a paper mailing envelope. The only problem was that the mylar bag was open at the end (looked like it had split along the seam) and the seeds had spilled out into the mailing envelope, so when I opened the mailing envelope they spilled all over the floor. Fortunately, it was on a wood floor, so I just swept them up and put them back in the bag. I don't think there was any damage or loss - just a little inconvenient. If you order these, be careful when you open them!

5.0

Review By Chas Hathaway

Excellent.

I'm impressed with the order so far. They shipped fairly quickly, and the seeds came in a nice resealable milar bag. Can't wait to plant them to see how they grow!

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