Early red radicchio di Verona

Early red radicchio di Verona

Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Cichorium
Species: C. intybus


Early red radicchio di Verona (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 Verona was selected from late red radicchio di Verona.
It doesn’t have any particular requirements and is extremely cold hardy. 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.
The leaves are deep red in colour; they are broad with indented edges and have a very pronounced, branched, white central rib. The head is compact, it is of an elongated shape that closes at the tip.
Early red radicchio di Verona is used in cooking, both raw and cooked, for its 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 80 gg / 150 gg
Average sprouting time 3 gg / 7 gg
Produce per sqm 0.60 kg / 1.20 kg
Ideal Sprouting Temperature (C°) 8 °c - 12 °c
Min. Temperature (C°) 3 °c
Soil pH 6.00 / 7.00
Can be grown in pots no