Radicchio Cichorium intybus

How to sow radicchio: Direct seed indoors, transplant seedlings outside after hardening off

Sun requirement for radicchio: Plant in Full Sun

Radicchio has been planted 2 times by Growstuff members.

Radicchio is a leaf vegetable that grows in compact, dense heads. It's leaves have a bitter, spicy taste that complement fresh salads in small doses. When sautéed, grilled, or roasted, it's flavor deepens and it becomes less bitter. It is a cool weather crop.

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How to save seeds

by shiny,

[Bean](crop)s, [pea](crop)s and [corn](crop): remove husks and allow seeds to dry out – this may take a couple of weeks, then remove casings and store. [Pumpkin](crop)s and [melon](crop)s: seeds need to be washed and set aside to dry for a week or so before storage. [Lettuce](crop), [celery...

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Transplant day!

by inkstone,

I originally wanted to do this yesterday but it rained in the morning so that kinda put a damper on things. So I did it all today instead! A bunch of the seeds I wintersowed in the milk jugs and soda bottles were getting crowded so it was time to move them to their bigger (permanent) container...

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How to grow radicchio

Scientific names

Cichorium intybus

Alternate names

Italian chicory

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