Radicchio di Castelfranco (40-5)

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Radicchio di Castelfranco. Round crunchy closed head. Beautiful red & light green markings. Lovely in the salad bowl. Fall planting is best for full-size plant, anytime for baby. If planting in the spring, use transplants so as to be able to harvest before full heat of summer. This is easy to grow and very consistent in producing a nice head. 9 gram packet, approx. 5,400 seeds.


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Grace Blumberg 28th Nov 2016

our favorite for braising

It grows well in Southern California. I take off the outer leaves and thinly slice the inner leaves. Then heat a lttle evoo in a large frying pan, dump in all the radicchio and turn it in the pan until it reduces. Then cover and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. An excellent side dish. This radicchio is less bitter than most. I've read that it is a cross between red radicchio and Batavian endive.

Ann 27th Mar 2014

Takes on Iowa drought

We started seedlings in late summer last year for a fall crop which survived the season ending drought with a little help from drip tape and mulch. The plants took hot, dry weather and then a cool, dry fall. They grew beautifully and survived until thanksgiving. We started eating them when they were small and by the end of the season they were football size!

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