Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
DISCOUNTED - FROM 2020-21 GROWING SEASON - We believe in the longer viability of these seeds so we want to offer our older stock at a big discount to gardeners that are willing to give these seeds a chance!
Beautiful red leaves and white stalks. Zesty flavor develops best in cool weather. Normally planted in mid-summer for fall harvest, can withstand light frosts. Named for the Italian region where it originated. Packet (1 g) about 450 seeds. 85 days. Cichorium intybus. Family: Asteraceae (Daisy)
Growing instructions: Grown like lettuce and sensitive to hot weather. Thin plants to 8-12 in. apart in rows 18 in. apart. May be blanched in 3 weeks by tying up the outer wrapper leaves, but must re main dry inside the wrapper. Blanching increases crispness, tenderness, and removes bitterness caused by hot weather. For prolonged harvest, dig plants in late fall with root ball intact and store at about 50°F in a root cellar.