Chicory prefers loamy and well drained soils. As a forage, Chicory is rich in Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sulfur, Zinc and Sodium. It is a grazing tolerant plant with good drought resistance.

Chicory is one of the first plants to come out from winter dormancy, so it can be used as summer forage. Different species of beneficial insects are attracted to chicory, which makes it an excellent pollinator.

High residues of soil Nitrogen are not recommended for Chicory, as it tends to reduce the accumulation of dry matter in the taproot.