Witloof Chicory pk/100

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SKU CE9-100
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55 days. Cichorium endivia. Open Pollinated. Plant produces excellent yields of 12 to 18" tall light green chicory. A European delicacy now popular in America. It is very sweet and delicious. Adds color and flavor to mixed salad. Also great when lightly cooked. Also known as Belgium Endive. Excellent choice for home gardens and specialty market growers. An 1800s heirloom variety from Belgium.

Lot No: 95125

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 09/19

Seeds Per Pound: 300,000

Plant Height: 12 to 18” Tall

Planting Season: Spring/Fall

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun/Partial Shade

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Cichorium intybus

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1/2"55 F to 70 F 6 to 9 daysPartial Shade/Full Sun Spring/Fall
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A 1"24 - 36" 6 to 12"55 - 75 days
Radicchio Seed Planting Information:

Radicchio can be harvested between December and April in the south. It requires a long cool growing season. You can have successive plantings throughout the year. Plant in August for fall and winter harvest. In the South, you can plant as late as October for winter harvest. To ensure a crop, cut the plant to the ground in early fall so that the dark red heads can form. For spring planting, plant seeds 30 days before the last frost, and 70 days before the first autumn frost for a fall crop. Plants can grow 12 - 18" tall.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Keep soil consistently moist. Water well during dry and hot spells.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro periodically.

Harvest Tips:

You can cut leaves as you need them if you want the plant to produce more leaves, or you can cut the entire plant at ground level.

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