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Chicory Rossa di Verona
Chicory seeds - Rossa di Verona can be sown thinly from April to August. It will form tight red heads during the winter without the aid of protection and can be used in salads or cooked.
Chicory is a salad addition similar to lettuce but with more of a distinct flavour. It is slightly bitter in taste but the blanching of the leaves lessens this bitterness.
Product Part Number: 11609
When to sow
When to Sow Rossa Di Verona Seeds
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.