Species: C. intybus
Variegated 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.
Variegated radicchio di Chioggia is the product of selection of variegated radicchio di Castelfranco which took place at the beginning of the last century.
This variety grows in cold weather. 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 white ribs that widen at the base.
The head is round, very compact and is characterized by its red colour variegated with white.
Variegated radicchio di Chioggia has a slightly bitter flavour, excellent eaten raw in salads.
|Scientific name||Cichorium intybus|
|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||10.00|
|Average growing time||140 gg / 160 gg|
|Average sprouting time||3 gg / 7 gg|
|Ideal Sprouting Temperature (C°)||8 °c - 12 °c|
|Min. Temperature (C°)||-2 °c|
|Soil pH||6.00 / 7.00|
|Can be grown in pots||yes|