Best varieties of chicory chosen - varieties that hold their protein YEAR-ROUND compared to most chicory varieties that only hold protein 6 months out of the year. The #1 forage for increasing antler growth due to high level of by-pass protein. #1 drought tolerant forage. Mix with Hybrid Alfalfa or Southern Red Clover. Most cost effective forage - mix with winter plots plantings to carry your deer all year long.
Chicory has a very high concentration of by-pass protein which is the best form of protein for antler development. The by-pass comes from a naturally occurring chemical compound inside of Chicory called tannins. These same tannins are also a natural de-wormer for deer. Chicory lasts up to 7 years under good conditions and great maintenance. Mix with Southern or Northern Red Clover to provide the best perennial mix for antler growth - both Chicory & Red Clover can grow on pH down to 5.0 and possibly lower. Preinoculated & coated for moisture retention.
Recommend planting right on top of the ground or drilled no more than 1/8" deep at the seed rate of 5 to 8 pounds per acre alone or 3 to 5 pounds per acre in a mix. Comes in 25 or 10 pound bags. Make sure to use BioGreen fertilizers with any planting to achieve ultimate plot success. You can find more info on our BioGreen products HERE