Species: C. intybus
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.
|Scientific name||Cichorium intybus|
|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|
One of the most popular cutting varieties, thin, long leaves, bright green, grows again quickly after cutting.
Cutting variety, rounded pale green leaves.
Cutting variety, thin rounded pale green leaves.
Heading variety, shiny dark green leaves form the characteristic rosette.
Heading variety, pale green/golden leaves that form a basal rosette.