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Radicchio - Classic Red/Italian Chicory (seeds)
  • Radicchio - Classic Red/Italian Chicory (seeds)

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    Radicchio, also known as Italian chicory, is a cool-weather crop that can add both visual appeal and flavor to your garden. Here’s how to grow and care for it:


    Planting and Timing

    Radicchio can be planted in either spring or fall. It’s a hardy crop that can withstand winter conditions in many regions.


    Growing Conditions

    Choose a sunny location with well-draining soil. Space the plants about 12 to 18 inches apart. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.


    Flavor and Culinary Uses

    Radicchio has a slightly bitter flavor that pairs well with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and cheese. Chefs and home cooks use radicchio leaves in various dishes, including risotto and soups. Drizzling the leaves with high-quality olive oil before serving is another delicious option.



    The most widely cultivated varieties of radicchio include:

    Radicchio di Treviso: Deep red leaves with a slightly bitter taste.

    Radicchio di Verona: Similar to Treviso but with its own unique characteristics.

    Other varieties like Castelfranco, Precoce di Chioggia, Rossa di Verona, and Rosso di Treviso are also easy to grow from seed.


    Remember, growing radicchio can be rewarding, especially during those months when other garden crops are winding down. Enjoy the vibrant color and distinctive flavor of this Italian chicory!

    • Seeds Per Pack

      Single Pack: approx 100

      Large Pack: approx 450

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