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Radicchio Rossa di Treviso (40-4)

$14.00

Radicchio Rossa di Treviso. The classic Italian Radicchio. Upright with red and white striped leaves with large pure white stems. 90-100 days depending on weather. Best for fall planting if you want mature heads. Often need to be 'forced'. Plant anytime for baby leaves for salad. Use in salads or cook as a vegetable. 10 gram packet.

To see our growing guide for chicory and radicchio, click here.

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Radicchio Rossa di Treviso. The classic Italian Radicchio. Upright with red and white striped leaves with large pure white stems. 90-100 days depending on weather. Best for fall planting if you want mature heads. Often need to be 'forced'. Plant anytime for baby leaves for salad. Use in salads or cook as a vegetable. 10 gram packet.

To see our growing guide for chicory and radicchio, click here.

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The seeds germinated very easily in mid May in our zone 6 garden in NY. We ate the small plants in salads as we thinned the row. Heads filled out nicely and were larger than I thought they would be, about 10-12 inches tall. Plants turned nice red color (with the ribs still slightly green) in late September. We harvested by cutting whole heads just above the soil line. I was surprised to find that the plants sent up new heads from the root, and a few plants even came back from the root the following spring. Definitely growing this one again.
Posted by Alan Richardson on 29th Mar 2014

I have grown this variety the past 4 seasons here in Massachusetts. The first couple of seasons I didn't start the transplants early enough so by late October/ November the plants were still small. I took them inside and forced using the water in plastic bucket method. They still made nice heads just small. I have gotten better about starting the plants late June and getting them in the garden in August. Usually I wait until late October to pick the root and bring them to the basement for forcing. I have tried wet sand and just water in the bucket both work. Unfortunately the deer also like the Radicchio so some plants have been feeding them.
Posted by undefined on 27th Mar 2014

Let me preface this by saying I have never been able to get great heads of Treviso radicchio. I'm going to try again this Spring. I have about 30 seedlings getting ready to plant out in a week or so. But last year it would not head. Lots of leaves. Used like romaine the greens were delicious in Ceasar salads. I must say, though, that the packet had enough seeds to grow radicchio commercially. And the seeds we wintered over all germinated. Great quality.
Posted by Jerry Aiello on 27th Mar 2014