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  • Seeds per Pack: 300

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Cichorium intybus

Chicory Palla Rossa is one of the varieties of radicchio often named after the Italian regions where they originate. This vegetable has gorgeous dark red leaves and uniform large heads. Radicchio grows well during the cooler spring and summer months in cooler locations. If it matures during the warmest months of summer, the leaves turn bitter. Radicchio grown in the autumn or over the winter retains its sweet flavour. In cold climates, grow radicchio in a cold frame for continual harvest throughout the cold months.


Sow thinly where they are to crop, 1.5cm deep, directly into finely-prepared soil, in rows spaced 30cm (12in) apart. Can also be sown underglass early in the year or in autumn into modules filled with seed sowing compost and transplanted out, filling vacant spaces on the plot.


Germination Time (Days) 10 – 12
Maturity Time (Days)
Sowing Depth (mm) 15
Plant Spacing (cm) 30
Row Spacing (cm) 30
pH 4.5 – 5.5
Soil Temperature (°C)
Hardy / Frost Tender
Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings Sow Direct or Raise Seedlings
Seed Preparation

Detailed Planting Guide PDF Download

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