(70-100 days) Popular Italian dandelion, the long, narrow, serrated leaves stand straight up to produce a 10-18" tall, upright plant. Can be used in salad mixes at baby stage, or pull the entire full grown plant to sell individually or in a bunch. Best in spring or fall plantings.
Long, deep green, slender, deeply cut leaves with white midribs. Slow-bolting and upright. Avg. 25,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.
Selected out of the popular Vates variety for a more compact and longer-standing habit. Same rich, dark green color with long, broad, wavy, tender leaves. Not as uniform or as high yielding as our hybrid varieties. Packet: 100 seeds.
Clio is similar but superior to . It is more upright and more uniform, and thus delivers a higher marketable yield. Clio is clearly the best Catalogna type we have ever seen. Avg. 25,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.
Slightly slower growing than Keystone, which it replaces, making it less prone to tipburn. Leaves are less broad and more frilly. Very uniform. Technically a French Grosse Pommant Seule Type. Organically grown. Avg. 300,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 200 seeds.
Dense, heavy heads of mildly bitter leaves suitable for salads or sautéing. Similar to but a couple of days earlier, slightly smaller, and with darker green leaves. Organically grown. Avg. 300,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 200 seeds.
Fiero's deep maroon heads with contrasting white ribs are large, very attractive, and impressively early. Good uniformity and sure-heading ability offer superior yield potential. Larger and more deeply colored than Trevisio Red Preco. Suitable for all cropping seasons. Avg. 26,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.
Small rosette head with rounded, thick, golden-green leaves. This is a popular baby salad item in Italy; best for cool season growing. An heirloom from the Piedmont region, very cold hardy.
Indigo has been the most reliable radicchio in both our hot- and cool-weather trials. It is remarkably sure-heading, very tolerant to tipburn, and resistant to bottom rot. The firm, 4-5" diameter heads are a nice burgundy color with good flavor. For spring, summer, and fall production. Also available pelleted. Avg. 18,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.
Indigo has been the most reliable radicchio in both our hot- and cool-weather trials. It is remarkably sure-heading, very tolerant to tipburn, and resistant to bottom rot. The firm, 4-5" diameter heads are a nice burgundy color with good flavor. For spring, summer, and fall production. Also available pelleted. Avg. 1,100 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.
Heads are medium sized, very frilly, deep hearted, and self-blanching. Excellent, mildly bitter, sweet taste. Technically a French Grosse Pommant Seule type. Suitable for spring to early fall crops. Avg. 325,000 seeds/lb. Mini: 150 seeds.
Very uniform, 4-5" diameter, dense heads. The bright purple color and flavor are enhanced in the cooler fall weather. High bolt tolerance. Organically grown. Avg. 19,500 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.
Big, heavy heads with abundant, tender leaves, and creamy, blanched hearts. Remarkable tolerance to bolting, tipburn, and resistance to bottom rot, even in hot weather. Most attractive and best performing of the many escaroles. Larger and brighter green than Nataly, which it replaced. Avg. 15,800 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.
Smaller-sized heads allow for planting at higher densities. Uniform size and maturity. Earlier and more sure heading than Chioggia Red Preco No. 1, which it replaces. Avg. 295,500 seeds/lb. Packet: 200 seeds.
Eye-catching, dandelion-type chicory, definitely on the wild side. About 10% all-green plants. Avg. 21,300 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.
This green cos-type Italian specialty has a mild taste and beautiful large heads. Fall planted; great for home or market.
The roots of this Dutch variety can be taken from the refrigerator or root cellar and forced successfully from September to January. The resulting "chicon" is a venerated European delicacy and welcome off-season leafy vegetable for salads and cooking. Organically grown. Avg. 300,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 100 seeds.
Uniform, avg. 10" tall, heads of soft green exterior leaves and a crisp, blanched interior. More sure-heading than the old, open-pollinated varieties. Can be grown right through the season from spring to fall. Mildly bitter flavor adds a nice touch to mixed salads. Earlier, taller, prettier, and more resistant to bottom rot than Jupiter, which it replaced. Organically grown. Avg. 14,800 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.
In Massachusetts I use to see lots of Packman broccoli pre-started plants available at local nurseries but this year do not see any. We liked this variety since it produces lots of side shoots. It may be too late for this year to grow from seeds but what pre-started varieties could I select which has the same side shoot production as Packman.