I have grown some Witloof chicory this year, when do I lift the roots for forcing in a greenhouse?

Chicory roots can be lifted in Nov / Dec for forcing under cover.

Select roots with a diameter across the top of about 50mm(2") discarding anything smaller.

Forcing can be carried out in an airing cupboard or in a heated greenhouse.

The white chicons should appear within a few weeks ready for use in salads.


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