Organic Chicory: Palla Rosa 3

Organic Chicory: Palla Rosa 3


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Traditional familiar red chicory, giving colour and crunch to salads. Can also be grown as a baby-leaf salad.

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Organic Chicory: Palla Rosa 3 (Radicchio). Cichorium intybus.

A traditional Radicchio type of chicory has firm heart with the now familiar lovely red leaves we see in salads these days.

How to grow:
Sow seeds thinly into well prepared soil May to September, or later in a polytunnel. Harvest individual leaves when small. Or allow to grow till it gets a heart, allow 20cms between plants.

Problem solving:
Keep slugs off when young. Grow in full sunshine.

Favourite ways to eat them:
Blanching, (sit it for a couple of minutes in boiling salted water) and then frying lightly with oil and garlic, served with lemon and salt, is pretty scrummy. Also great for crunchy salads in autumn and early winter.

Cultural history:
Native in Europe, a member of the dandlion family, it’s roots used as a coffee substitute.

Avg contents:  500 seeds.

Additional information

Weight 0.005 g


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