Cutting/heading chicory

Cutting/heading chicory

Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Cichorium
Species: C. intybus

Description

Cutting and heading chicories are varieties of Cichorium intybus and belong to the Asteraceae family. They have a basal rosette and rounded or elongated leaves with smooth edges, in colours that go from light to dark green, but there are also red-leaved varieties. The root system consists of a taproot from which lateral roots grow. The inflorescence is composed of a number of flowers that form a head.

Growing Sheet

Scientific name Cichorium intybus
Productivity cycle Annual
Recommended Seeding in the ground
Amount of seeds 6.00 g
Sowing Depth 0.30 cm
Distance between rows 8 cm / 12 cm
Distance between rows cm / cm
Average growing time 40 gg / 70 gg
Average sprouting time 5 gg / 7 gg
Produce per sqm 0.80 kg / 2.00 kg
Estimated growing sqm per person 1.5
Ideal Sprouting Temperature (C°) 10 °c - 26 °c
Min. Temperature (C°) 4 °c
Soil pH 6.00 / 7.00
Can be grown in pots yes

Variety

Spadona

One of the most popular cutting varieties, thin, long leaves, bright green, grows again quickly after cutting.

Spadona
Zuccherina di Trieste

Cutting variety, rounded pale green leaves.

Zuccherina di Trieste
Bionda di Gorizia

Cutting variety, thin rounded pale green leaves.

Bionda di Gorizia
Grumolo verde scuro or Scirolo

Heading variety, shiny dark green leaves form the characteristic rosette.

Grumolo verde scuro or Scirolo
Grumolo verde chiaro

Heading variety, pale green/golden leaves that form a basal rosette.

Grumolo verde chiaro