- Delicate flavour
- Coffee substitute
Can be cooked or eaten raw. Delicate flavour; slightly bitter and sweet. Roots can be dried and roasted as a coffee substitute. Outer leaves are green, inner leaves are pale.
How to sow and grow:
|Germination:||4-7 days @ 15-18°C|
|Hardiness / Life Cycle:||Hardy Perennial (usually grown as an annual)|
|Position:||Full sun, moist soil|
|Days to Maturity/Flowering:||150-170 days|
Witloof needs to be grown in two stages to produce pale blanched heads. Step 1: Grow like usual chicory, cut off leaf growth and harvest root. Step 2: Re-plant root and grow in dark, either by covering or growing indoors. Alternatively Witloof can be grown like regular chicory, however it will have an open habit with green leaves.
(Product number: B4-09)
Seeds per gram: 900 seeds
|Botanical name:||Cichorium intybus|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||200 seeds|
|Seeds per gram:||900|
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