Chicory- Red Ball

Chicorium intybus

Standard seed packet, 175 seeds

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Chicory- Red Ball

Chicorium intybus

  • Vegetable / salad green
  • Also known as Radicchio
  • Small attractive red heads

Small, dark red, tightly packed, cabbage like heads made up of dark burgundy red and white leaves. Heads grow to around 10 to 14cm. Sharp flavour that is a very popular addition to salads. Also good steamed, sauteed, grilled and stir fried. Can be cooked as a vegetable or eaten raw as a salad green. Also known as Radicchio and Palla Rossa.

How to sow and grow:

Method: Sow direct
Sowing Depth: 5mm
When: Spring and autumn
Row Spacing: 30cm
Position: Full sun, moist soil
Plant Spacing: 15cm
Hardiness: Hardy
Days to Maturity/flowering: 65-85 days
Care: Leaves can be used as required or whole plant can be harvested at once.

(Product number: C2-15)

SKU C2-15
Botanical name: Chicorium intybus
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 175 seeds
Photo credits:

Photo by mtcarlson / CC BY 2.0

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