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Chicory Rossa di Treviso
Chicory seeds - Rossa di Treviso
Long pointed leaves. Foliage green in summer, turns red in cold weather. Sow broadcast or in thin rows, June-July. Roots can be forced to make the shoots paler and more tender. Dig entire root and force like Witloof. Very ancient variety recorded in the 16th century.
In the UK the name Radicchio is used to describe the red and variegated leaved chicories which are relatively new here. Suffolk Herbs introduced Radicchio many years ago and they have really gained in popularity. Radicchio are not only an indispensable new flavour in salad but their beautiful red and pink inner leaves form a most decorative garnish.
Product Part Number: V134
When to sow
WHEN TO SOW
April to August
Where to Sow
Outdoors: sow thinly where they are to crop, 1.5cm (½") deep, directly into finely-prepared soil, in rows spaced 30cm (12in) apart. Can also be sown underglass early in the year or in autumn into modules filled with seed sowing compost and transplanted out , filling vacant spaces on the plot.
What to do next
Thin out direct sown seedlings to 25-30cm (10-12in) apart between the plants. Keep well watered in dry spells. Transplant modules to the same spacings as above.
June to October
Modules can be transplanted in the autumn under cloches or polytunnels to extend the cropping season.
Rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, A and E.