Late red radicchio di Treviso

Late red radicchio di Treviso

Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Cichorium
Species: C. intybus

Description

Late 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.
Late red radicchio di Treviso is one of the oldest varieties of radicchio; the majority of the varieties currently known and used were created by crossing it with other varieties of radicchio and chicory.
It doesn’t have any particular requirements and is cold hardy. This variety grows in the winter, which is why it’s known as “late”, and as with all types of radicchio, you must take care to sow it at the right time and guarantee constant irrigation.
This variety has narrow elongated leaves that are deep red in colour; the main rib is white while the secondary ones are either absent or not very prominent. The head is slightly open and elongated.
In the kitchen late red radicchio di Treviso is certainly a prized vegetable, it can be eaten both raw and cooked, has a crispy consistency and an unmistakeable bitter flavour.

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 210 gg / 250 gg
Average sprouting time 3 gg / 7 gg
Produce per sqm 0.50 kg / 0.80 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