Variegated radicchio di Lusia

Variegated radicchio di Lusia

Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Cichorium
Species: C. intybus


Variegated radicchio di Lusia (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 Lusia is a hybrid of early radicchio di Treviso selected for commercial purposes.
This variety grows in autumn and is fairly 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 round and cup shaped, they are pale green variegated with red marks that are uneven and not always very pronounced. The head is round, the outer leaves are open while the inner ones close together towards the centre forming a compact ball.
Variegated radicchio di Lusia, with its bitter flavour, is mainly used 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 120 gg / 150 gg
Average sprouting time 3 gg / 7 gg
Produce per sqm 1.00 kg / 2.00 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 yes