Champion Chicory — Deer Food Plot Seed
Champion Chicory — Deer Food Plot Seed
Champion Chicory — Deer Food Plot Seed
Champion Chicory — Deer Food Plot Seed
Champion Chicory — Deer Food Plot Seed
Champion Chicory — Deer Food Plot Seed
Champion Chicory — Deer Food Plot Seed
Champion Chicory — Deer Food Plot Seed

Champion Chicory — Deer Food Plot Seed

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Champion Chicory — The Wildlife "Super Forb"

Planting Time:

Zones 1 & 2: Spring or Fall
Zones 3 & 4: Fall

Seeding Rate:

1 lb. plants 1/4 acre
3 lbs. plants 1/2 acre
10 lbs. plants 3 acres
25 lbs. plants 6 1/2 acres

Planting Depth:

1/8 to 1/4 inch

Use a balanced fertilizer such as 13-13-13 or similar and apply at 200 to 300 lbs./acre
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The best varieties of the hottest plant in food plots. Tecomate® Champion Chicory has been the industry go-to for years due to its overall quality, attraction, production and nutrition. As one of the healthiest plants in the food plot world it provides high protein forage that is great for antler growth, improved digestion and strengthens a deer’s immune system. This champion can grow in almost any soil type. Produces high-quality, year-round forage for 3 to 5 years. Great as a standalone or blends well with other seeds, especially Tecomate® King Ladino White Clover or Tecomate® Trophy Grazer Forage Oats.

Super forb deer cannot resist

CHICORY lasts 2 to 5 years and is a beneficial forb that deer instinctively crave. We started using chicory in our mixtures over 10 years ago and introduced the wildlife world to the benefits of chicory as a food plot component. This highly digestible forb provides protein and energy to the diet while stimulating the rumen to work more efficiently. Chicory is adapted to most regions of the US. It has a deep tap root that contains stored carbohydrates which allow the plant to go dormant during extreme winter or summer stresses. Chicory is also very drought tolerant. The root contains many benefits that aid in alleviating digestive disorders. Deer will frequent chicory plots when overfeeding on corn and acorn crops. Chicory can be planted as a monostand or in combination with other species. Tecomate has an extensive chicory research program with multiple varieties to determine which are the most productive and desirable. We have now taken it one step further to include our proprietary Yellow Jacket seed coating containing Zeba. Chicory is ideal for use in all zones.

  • Protein content: 24% to 32%
  • Fast growing, highly preferred & nutritious
  • Drought resistant, Survives tough soil & cold tolerant
  • Grows virtually anywhere, year-round for 3 to 5 years
  • Excellent fall attraction
  • Blends well with other seeds for custom mixtures
  • Contributes to rumen health in deer

Chicory Planting Suggestions

  1. Plant in a sunny location that has been disked to create a clean, level and firm seedbed.
  2. Tecomate recommends liming if the pH is below 5.8 and fertilizing with a balanced fertilizer such as 13-13-13 at the rate of 200 to 300 pounds per acre.
  3. No-till drill, cultivate and broadcast or cultivate and drill seed. Plant at a rate of 3 pounds per acre. When broadcasting, cover seed by dragging or cultipacking. Plant 1/8 to ¼ inch deep. Avoid planting too deep.
  4. Use grass selective herbicide or mow to about 6 inches high in spring/early summer. Re-fertilize at recommended rates from routine soil samples. Overseed to refresh plot.

Food Plot Seed Contents:

Tecomate® premium chicory

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews

Deer and turkeys love it. Great product!


Take the load off your clover . Add the chicory to give them a diversity of protein . Turkeys love it too !!

Tracy Boland
Works great

Awesome product

Product review

Deer love chicory n good for them

Owen Nizzi
Worked Excellent For a Small Plot Near Bedding.

First Year Planting Champion Chicory lead to to my biggest buck to date. Excited to see how it performs next year, will for sure be planting more this year on a larger scale. Even with an awful drought, still produced enough alongside some white clover to keep the deer coming back.

Planting Guide

Attracting and holding deer on your hunting propertyPLANTING A FOOD PLOT - SUCCESS, ONE STEP AT A TIME

Welcome to the first fork in the road. A lot of folks are planting food plots these days; some are experienced, some are not. At Tecomate, we want to do everything possible to make sure that regardless of your experience you take the right steps to success. If you are a beginner foodplotter or have limited equipment please look at Level 1. If you have planted food plots before and have farming equipment, we recommend reading Level 2 which is at the bottom.

Which Deer Food Plot Level Are You At?

  Level 1: If you have limited equipment, are new to food plot planting or are considering “giving it a try”, follow this path.

  Level 2: If you have access to farming equipment and a basic knowledge of food plot planting, follow this path.

Regional food plot seed products offer best results. 
Tecomate Seed makes product recommendations based specifically on the region where they are best adapted (see planting zone map below). Recognizing that areas of the country differ in environmental conditions is only one piece of the puzzle. Regional Tecomate agronomists are an integral part of the sales effort. 

The Tecomate Zone Map is a valuable tool when planning deer food plots, turkey food plots, and game-bird food plots. Tecomate recommendations are based on extensive research and quantified results in specific zones. Further, each recommended product is regionally blended using seeds that are best suited for the climate and rainfall in that area.

where & when in the USA to plant deer, turkey, and game-bird food plot zone map


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Tecomate seeds have proven body weight increases of 40 pounds or more on mature bucks and gains of up to 30 - 40 inches in antler mass.

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This company is the best. They are always very helpful and they always get my order to me correctly and timely.

Chad Mills

Only use these products if you want to hold and draw the deer off your neighbors property and help keep them healthy

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Heath Plunkett

I’m not aware of any product that has a higher protein. This is a must have in my opinion.
The deer love it.

"High protein"
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