Catalogna Dandelion Greens

60-65 days. Catalogna is an early open-pollinated variety with long, deeply-cut, bright green frilly leaves. If you want to harvest it as a cut and come again crop, sow heavily and thickly. But be forewarned, they will bolt in hot weather and become unpleasantly bitter. We enjoy pairing it with other greens in rustic salads topped with a warm, pancetta balsamic vinegar reduction dressing and homemade croutons. (OP.)

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Not at all a Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) but a member of the ancient Chicory family (Cichorium intybus), these pleasantly bitter leaves are much loved by Italians in cold and warm salads, soups, stews, and braised vegetable sides. The plants stand erect, up to 12" tall and have thick rosettes of leaves resembling those of common Dandelions. Preferring cool temperatures, Catalogna should be sowed in early spring and/or in the fall.

Average seed life: 3 years.

To broaden the range of texture and flavor in your garden and salads, don't forget to plant some of these specialty Salad Greens: Arugula, Asian Greens, Chervil, Claytonia, Cress, Dandelion Greens, Endive, Escarole, Frisee, Giant Red Mustard, Komatsuna, Lettuce, Mâche, Mibuna, Minutina, Mizuna, Orach, Radicchio, Salad Blends, Sorrel, Spinach, Swiss Chard, and Tatsoi.

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