Red Ball Chicory

Cichorium intybus
  • Vegetable / salad green
  • Also known as Radicchio
  • Small attractive red heads

$2.75 inc GST

Chicory Red Ball

$2.75 inc GST

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Product Description
Planting Guide

Product Description

Small, dark red, tightly packed, cabbage-like heads made up of dark burgundy red and white leaves. Heads grow to around 10 to 14cm.

The sharp flavour is an extremely popular addition to salads. Also, good steamed, sautéed, grilled and stir-fried. Can be cooked as a vegetable or eaten raw as a salad green.

Also known as Radicchio and Palla Rossa. It is famous for its beautiful heads and excellent flavour.

Sow this variety in summer for autumn to winter harvesting. Peel the outer leaves away to find the highly prized ‘ball’ inside.

Planting Guide

Method: Direct or Punnets
Planting Depth: 5mm
Best Planting Season/s: , ,
Germination: 4 - 7 days at 8-20C
Life Cycle: Annual
Row Spacing: 40cm
Plant Spacing: 30cm
Position: Full sun
Days to maturity/flowering: 65-90 days
Other: Protect from Aphids and caterpillars
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