Early red radicchio di Chioggia

Early red radicchio di Chioggia

Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Cichorium
Species: C. intybus

Description

Early red radicchio di Chioggia (Cichorium intybus L.) is a biennial herbaceous plant, grown as an annual, belonging to the Asteraceae family.
It’s interesting to know that radicchio is a kind of chicory. The word “radicchio” is used for types of chicory that have red leaves with various degrees of variegation.
Early red radicchio di Chioggia is the result of selection of variegated radicchio di Castelfranco; currently it is the most commonly grown variety of radicchio, thanks to its ability to adapt to many different climates.
This variety grows in the autumn, which is why it’s known as “early”, and is highly sensitive to cold winter weather. As with all types of radicchio, you must take care to sow it at the right time and guarantee constant irrigation. As with all types of radicchio, you must take care to sow it at the right time and guarantee constant irrigation.
The round leaves are “cup” shaped, they have smooth edges and branching whitish green veins that widen at the base.  The head is round, very compact and is characterized by its red wine-red colour.
Red radicchio di Chioggia has a slightly bitter flavour and crispy leaves, it is mainly eaten raw in salads.

Growing Sheet

Scientific name Cichorium intybus
Productivity cycle Annual
Recommended Seeding In Pots
Number of seeds 2
Sowing Depth 2.00 cm
Distance between rows 30 cm / 40 cm
Distance between rows 25 cm / 40 cm
Estimated number of plants/sqm 9.00
Average growing time 110 gg / 130 gg
Average sprouting time 3 gg / 7 gg
Produce per sqm 1.00 kg / 2.00 kg
Ideal Sprouting Temperature (C°) 8 °c - 12 °c
Min. Temperature (C°) 5 °c
Soil pH 6.00 / 7.00
Can be grown in pots no