Chicory Cicoria De Chioggia
This variety of chicory, a round red ball type chicory from Chioggia Italy, (Cicoria variegata de Chioggia) well-known for its compactness size and flavour, has very good winter hardiness. Round headed, greenish leaves turn a reddish-white and variegate as colder weather beckons and the heart formation becomes more noticeable. Leaves can be boiled to remove bitterness, whilst fresh chicory leaves add zest to a mixed salad.
Sow thinly under protection in Feb-April for summer harvest, or May-August outdoors for harvest from October. Sow in rows 1/2" deep, with 1 ft between rows. Young seedlings should be thinned to 4" apart, then later to 10" apart. Alternatively they can be sown under glass all year round for for salad leaves'.
Packet Content:500 (Approx)