Witloof

Cichorium intybus


Standard seed packet, 200 seeds

$1.25
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Witloof

Cichorium intybus


  • Vegetable
  • 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:

Method: Sow direct
Sowing Depth: 5mm
When: Spring
Germination: 4-7 days @ 15-18°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle: Hardy Perennial (usually grown as an annual)
Row Spacing: 50cm
Plant Spacing: 30cm
Position: Full sun, moist soil
Days to Maturity/Flowering: 150-170 days
*Notes:

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


SKU B4-09
Shipping Weight 0.0007kg
Botanical name: Cichorium intybus
Packet type: Standard seed packet
Packet quantity: 200 seeds
Seeds per gram: 900

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