Red Stem Chicory (40-86)

$3.50
SKU:
40-86
Current stock: 55
Description

Description

Cicoria Rossa Italiana. Some call this Red Dandelion, but it is a true chicory. Requires a rich, well-tilled soil. Mid-early, upright plant with a large, closely wrapped head. Intense gree, serrated leaves are tall, with large red ribs. Said to be an excellent forcing variety. Take the well-developed plants out in the fall, bunch the leaves and remove secondary roots. Then put in a cooler, closed tub or dark basement and cover lightly with soil. Be the first to let us know about this! 10 gram packet. Approximately 600-900 seeds per gram.

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

Reviews

Reviews (3)

Kelley Coquillette 5th Apr 2019

Love this Chicory!

I own a small market farm in Lawrence, KS and I direct seeded this red stem chicory in late May in 2018 to sell at farmers market. It germinates incredibly well as a direct seeded crop and grew throughout the summer and fall all the way until our first freeze despite the fact that we had a 2-3 month drought and incredibly high summer temperatures. It also tastes delicious, is great for you, and sells very well at farmers market as a "red stem dandelion." I highly recommend this easy and hardy chicory.

18th Jun 2017

delicious salad herb

I love this herb. It has just the right bit olef tang to it. Grows easily and is a great addition to a salad.

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU:
40-86

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