Early red radicchio di Treviso

Early red radicchio di Treviso

Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Cichorium
Species: C. intybus

Description

Early red radicchio di Treviso (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 Treviso was selected in the 1960 for commercial purposes.
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.
It has elongated red leaves with white veins, gathered together in a large elongated head that tends to close at the tip.
Early red radicchio di Treviso can be eaten either raw or cooked; it has a bitter flavour and a moderately crispy consistency.  It’s useful to know that it keeps very well in the fridge.

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 30 cm / 40 cm
Estimated number of plants/sqm 8.00
Average growing time 150 gg / 170 gg
Average sprouting time 3 gg / 7 gg
Produce per sqm 0.80 kg / 1.20 kg
Ideal Sprouting Temperature (C°) 8 °c - 12 °c
Min. Temperature (C°) 6 °c
Soil pH 6.00 / 7.00
Can be grown in pots no