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Cichorium intybus var. foliosum

Red chicory (Cicorino rosso) is a popular salad vegetable in Italy. The purplish rosettes can be harvested from the end of February to make a magnificent, slightly bitter salad. The roots can also be mixed in if they are finely chopped. This versatile and healthy plant gives your guests a taste of Italian gardens.

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Quantity Portion or 100 g or 10 g
Family composite plants, daisy family
Seed need (g/Are) 30-40g
Thousand-seeds weight (TKW) 1.42 grams
Seeds per gram 635.8
Instructions de culture 

Sow in late June to early August. Space 25 cm apart and, come September, thin to 10 cm between plants. By the fall, leaves can reach 20–30 cm long. In winter, the redish-purple rosettes form and are cut from the end of February and onwards.

Growing calendar
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Sowing quantity 30 - 40 g/Are
20 cm
Planting distance
5 x 25 cm
Sowing depth
0 cm
Germination duration
14 days
Fertilization need
Water need
Soil Type
All soil types
Suited for balcony gardening
Frost resistant