Chicory Italiko Rosso BabyLeaf Vegetable Seeds

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Italiko Rosso Chicory is savory Italian chicory often mistaken for a red dandelion. Upright habit with long serrated green leaves, with distinctive red midrib. Useful babyleaf variety

Nip off the deeply toothed red-veined leaves for a delectable treat. Ideal for braising, well in spicy salad mix, it imparts its mild dandelion flavor. Moderately tangy in cool weather, it can be somewhat bitter in summer’s heat.

Useful baby leaf hard to come by and an excellent choice variety suitable for stemming, braising or in salads.

Italiko Rosso Chicory can be harvested a few leaves can be picked as & when needed & it will continue to produce new leaves for 2-3 months.

It is a good variety to sow successional every 2-3 weeks.

They can be grown all year round, for a continuous supply of tasty and nutritious baby leaves. They can be grown in the home, on windowsills or raised in pots in glasshouses or polytunnel ‘S in cooler areas for winter early spring crops.

 

Cultural Details:

Sow March - August, for spring and summer crops, sow direct into prepared seed beds in the kitchen garden or greenhouse border, and this is the best growing technique for spring and summer crops.

Cover with vermiculite - germinates in 7/–14 days around 12-15oC.

Prick out into module trays when large enough (unless sown directly into modules), then when ready, plant up at 25x30cm, either out-doors or for earlier crop in unheated glasshouse or polythene tunnel.

Sow every two weeks for a continual supply of tender young leaf.

 

Harvest: May - November

If birds are a problem in your garden, spread netting to prevent them eating the seed.

 

Suitable for the garden, allotments and containers.

Be prepared to water well and supplement feed with high-potash feed during season. Regular feeding is recommended.

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