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Chicory 'Variegato di Castelfranco'

I am mad keen on chicory. They are incredibly hardy, totally invaluable plants for the winter vegetable patch and chicory is delicious in salads.
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400 seeds

5 seedlings

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Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Edible Crop
Position
Kitchen Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Height
30cm (12in)
Common name
Chicory
Moisture
Moist
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
30cm (12in)
Cultivation
Direct sow 1cm deep late May to July or into individual cells for planting out. Can be forced inside. You can speed the germination process up by sowing into a length of guttering under cover and transplanting outside.

Description

I am mad keen on chicory. They are incredibly hardy, totally invaluable plants for the winter vegetable patch and not nearly widely enough grown in Britain. Chicory is good raw in a mixed leaf salad and even better cooked when the leaves lose their bitterness.

This traditional variety of chicory is one of the hardiest and easiest to grow from seed anytime in the year. Leave it to heart up, or eat it as a cut-and-come-again leaf in a mixed salad bowl.

Please note, illustrated packets are being introduced gradually over the coming months, availability may vary.

Care Tips

Can be grown in container pots or window boxes. Keep moist at all times, to avoid it becoming bitter.