~ CHICORY SEED ~

Chicory is very hardy, and quite versatile - it can be boiled, sautéed or used raw in salads for extra colour and flavour.



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"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.

2g (lots of seed) £

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Ingegnoli's Self-Blanching
A lovely chicory from the seedhouse of Ingegnoli in Italy, with loose-heading plants making crisp tasty leaves that aren’t bitter. It is really easy to grow ; it seems to just get on with it!

Pick the young leaves for salads, or allow to head up. Better than lettuce in burgers and hotdogs as it does't go limp when warm.

We have been looking for an easy and wet-climate-resistant salad chicory for years and this one is a real star.

A surprise success in 2019!

600 seed £

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"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.

2g (lots of seed) £

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