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Chicory, Cicoria Rossa Italiana

Cicoria Rossa Italiana.  . The intense green serrated leaves are tall with large red ribs.  Some call this Red Stem Dandelion, but it is a true chicory. It requires a rich, well-tilled soil. Mid-early, upright plant with a large, closely wrapped head. Intense gree, serrated leaves are tall, with large red ribs. Said to be an excellent forcing variety. Take the well-developed plants out in the fall, bunch the leaves and remove secondary roots. Then put in a cooler, closed tub or dark basement and cover lightly with soil.  10 gram packet. Approximately 600-900 seeds per gram.

This germinates incredibly well as a direct seeded crop and grows throughout the summer and fall all the way until first freeze. It also tastes delicious, is great for you, and sells very well at farmers market as a "red stem dandelion."  

10 gram packet. Approximately 600-900 seeds per gram.


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