Radicchio Palla Rossa Mavrik Organic Seeds

Radicchio Palla Rossa Mavrik Organic Seeds

Cichorium intybus

Item #3119

65 days. Bring color and gourmet flavor to your kitchen! Radicchio headsup and develops color best in cool weather and short days. Excellent for overwintering in USDA zone 4 and warmer, and heads regrow if cut correctly (details inside). The distinctive and mildly bitter flavor sweetens with frost and can be mellowed by grilling or a flash in the pan. Slow to bolt.

This packet sows up to 82 ft.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
5-15 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
A group of 3 seeds every 8"-10"

Row/Mound Spacing:

When 1" tall
thin to 1
every 8"-10"

When to sow outside: Recommended for fall or winter harvest only. 6 to 8 weeks before average first fall frost.

When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before average last spring frost. 6 to 8 weeks before average first fall frost, transplanting after 4 weeks. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 60°-75°F.

Harvesting: Harvest when heads begin to become firm. Remove the large, floppy outer leaves to reach the inner, compact head. Cut at the base of the head, leaving some leaf ends, rather than cutting at ground level; another head may be produced. Cut radicchio can overwinter to produce another head the next spring (cold areas should mulch plants).

Artist: Donna Clement

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