Late red radicchio di Verona

Late red radicchio di Verona

Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Cichorium
Species: C. intybus


Late 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.
Late red radicchio di Verona has been grown since the 16th Century; it is the result of mass selection of red radicchio di Treviso.
It doesn’t have any particular requirements and is extremely 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.
The leaves are deep red in colour, they are broad and have a white central rib that branches out. The head is round and fairly compact.
This vegetable is prized in the kitchen for its slightly bitter flavour, it can be eaten either raw or cooked.

Growing Sheet

Scientific name Cichorium intybus
Productivity cycle Annual
Recommended Seeding In Pots
Number of seeds 2
Distance between rows 30 cm / 40 cm
Distance between rows 20 cm / 30 cm
Estimated number of plants/sqm 13.00
Average growing time 180 gg / 220 gg
Average sprouting time 3 gg / 7 gg
Produce per sqm 0.60 kg / 1.20 kg
Ideal Sprouting Temperature (C°) 6 °c - 12 °c
Min. Temperature (C°) -5 °c
Soil pH 6.00 / 7.00
Can be grown in pots yes