Chicory is very hardy, and quite versatile - it can be boiled, sautéed or used raw in salads for extra colour and flavour.
"Palla Rossa" Red Heading Chicory
This popular, tried and tested chicory has been chosen for its nice round red heads and bright white ribs.
It is a modern reselection of the traditional Palla Rossa variety - it starts out as an open shape but then heads up later into a tight ball.
Note that it is only a proper deep red colour in cool weather conditions, in the autumn. If grown in hot weather it stays green.
Order SaPR - 2g (lots of seed) £
"Trieste Sweet" salad chicory
A useful sweet chicory that is sown densely and cut when small for salad use. If you don't cut the growing tip it will resprout and make new leaves so you can take several cuts from a row.
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