Botanical Interests Organic Palla Rossa Radicchio
A Mediterranean native, radicchio is a type of chicory that adds tangy flavor and a gourmet flair to fresh salads. The tightly packed lettuce-like round heads have beautiful purplish-red leaves and striking white veins. The distinctive, sharp flavor is also delicious when the leaves are steamed with mixed vegetables, used in coleslaw, or added to stir-fries. Cooking gives radicchio a milder flavor. This variety is slow to bolt. To harvest, cut heads above crown. Afterwards, it may re-sprout and grow another head if there is still time left in the season. Recipe for Hot Italian Salad inside packet.
When to plant outside: Mid-spring to early summer for fall harvest. In climates where winter temperatures don't drop below 10 degrees, sow in fall for winter harvest. (Protect plants from heavy freezes in fall.)
When to start inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 weeks before planting outside.
Harvesting: Harvest when heads begin to become firm. Cut head above crown, and it may re-sprout, producing another head in fall if you have a mild fall or in the spring if winter hits quickly. Remove the outer leaves until you reach the inner heart where the veins are white.
Container Tips: Radicchio may be grown in a container that is a minimum of 8" wide and 6-8" deep. One plant per container.
Contents: Cichorium - intybus
Why Our Product is Different
At Botanical Interests our goal is to inspire AND educate so that you can create beautiful and successful gardens.
A large selection of Certified Organic varieties
Guaranteed - the germination rate of every variety is tested before we package it
No GMOs - recently, we enthusiastically signed the SAFE SEED PLEDGE: We do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants
About Botanical Interests
Curtis and Judy met while waiting to interview for the same horticultural job and soon found they shared a boundless enthusiasm for gardening. Botanical Interests began out of their mutual passion and personal desire for better quality seed and more informational tools to help and inpire gardeners.
"We wanted a level of purity and quality that wasn't easy to find," recalls Curtis. So they searched out the highest quality seed available and began their business in 1997, in the spare bedroom of their Colorado home. The business objectives they established then still hold strong for them now: to inspire and educate gardeners; to provide high quality seed to their customers; and to create an enjoyable work place for employees.
Over the years, Judy and Curtis' family has grown along with their line of seeds which now attracts and pleases customers nationwide.