Chicory – Palla Rossa


Widely grown in Italy and becoming increasingly popular over here, the red chicories are a group of hardy plants usually green in summer but turning an appetising range of bright colours with the onset of cold weather.

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Latin NameCichorium intybus

Sowing Instructions – Requires a prepared soil with plenty of compost. Rake a general fertilizer in a few days before sowing. Sow directly May-June. Sow seed thinly 15mm deep in rows 25cm apart. Ideal temp. 10-21°C. Germination takes 7-10 days approx. Thin seedlings to 30cm spacing. Water until established. Harvest heads in autumn or if harvesting later offer cloche protection.

Hints and Tips – Harvest by cutting heads in late autumn for immediate use or store in a cool shed for later use. If you prefer winter harvesting offer some cloche protection against frosts.

Number of seeds – Approix 700


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