Cichorium intybus

Palla Rossa Radicchio

Days to Maturity: 90 days

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An Italian favorite forming dense round heads over a longer harvest window.

Produces a high percentage of well-wrapped, dense magenta heads, but with variations in coloring and maturity. Works well for leaf cuttings all season or fall harvest of heads when color and flavor is best.

  • Chioggia-type
  • Round 3-4" heads
  • Open-Pollinated

13-15M (14M avg) seeds/oz, 208-240M (228M avg) seeds/lb. M=1,000. 1/32 oz approx. 425 seeds.  Direct seeding rate: 15 seeds/foot in rows 12-18” apart, thin to 8”. Transplant: 8-12” apart in rows 12-18” apart.

Cultural Info

Days to maturity are from direct seeding. Specialty greens are a broad category of leafy plants, many of which are cold hardy and fast growing. Crops in this group are gaining popularity due to their ease of culture and unique flavors and colors.

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