Radicchio Chicory - Rossa di Verona Seeds


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1 gram, approx. 617 seeds

A lovely heirloom radicchio, Rossa di Verona has deep red, heart shaped leaves wrapped tightly around one another to form a solid, round head. Later and hardier than Treviso, it has a sharp flavour that mellows when grilled or treated with a hot oil dressing. Sow Rossa di Verona chicory seeds in May/June and transplant in July for fall harvest. Cut off all the leaves above the crown in early fall. It's the resulting new growth in cold weather that produces the characteristic small, compact, cabbage-like head. They can even be overwintered for spring harvest.

Matures in 85 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)

    • Chop into salad or use as wrappers for canapes
    • Bright red, white and green leaves
    • Sow from July to September
    • Open pollinated seeds
    • Matures in 85 days
    • Season: Cool season
    • Exposure: Full-sun