Variegated radicchio di Chioggia

Variegated radicchio di Chioggia

Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Cichorium
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.

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 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