Rossa di Treviso Radicchio

80-90 days. An elongated, upright Italian heirloom with much the same shape as Belgian Endive, it has radiant white veins and midribs against rich burgundy-red leaves that develop in color as temperatures cool. Extremely cold-tolerant for early spring sowing, it is best grown in late summer for fall harvest. Its earthy taste and mildly bitter flavor are prized fresh in salad or halved, slathered with olive oil and grilled. (OP.)

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  • This ancient family includes popular "continental" greens, most preferring cool weather and evenly moist soil. You can sow them in the spring as soon as the soil can be worked, when the soil is about 45°F degrees. However, late summer sowing for fall and winter harvest may be more successful. Wild at heart, most Chicories prefer to be direct-sown in moderately fertile soil; too much added fertilizer, especially nitrogen, can cause them to bolt. With all varieties, keep soil lightly moist until seedlings emerge. Chicories have varying degrees of bitter flavor and their dense texture adds desirable dimension to salads. Deer resistant.

    Average seed life: 2 years.
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This ancient family includes popular "continental" greens, most preferring cool weather and evenly moist soil. You can sow them in the spring as soon as the soil can be worked, when the soil is about 45°F degrees. However, late summer sowing for fall and winter harvest may be more successful. Wild at heart, most Chicories prefer to be direct-sown in moderately fertile soil; too much added fertilizer, especially nitrogen, can cause them to bolt. With all varieties, keep soil lightly moist until seedlings emerge. Chicories have varying degrees of bitter flavor and their dense texture adds desirable dimension to salads. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 2 years.
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