Cichorium intybus 65 days. This famous variety is presented here in its most refined form. The leaves are bright green, long and very frilled, but have a desirably less prominent stalk than more common varieties. The plants are erect, 12 inches tall, and form very heavy bunches. Enjoy this delectable Mediterranean flavor in your own garden salads.
(Puntarelle A Foglia Stretta) Popular in Italy, hardy and excellent for early spring greens; great cooked like asparagus. This strain has very long and slender, Dandelion-like leaves. Pick small for Mesclun salads.
SECTION: Herbs, Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale Perennial. Toothed basal leaves, deep taproot, golden flowers, all edible. Known best as a weed, dandelion has an astonishing range of health benefits. An ancient herb that is both nutritious and medicinal. Young leaves good in mixed greens, both raw and cooked. Detoxifying herb--encourages steady elimination of toxins from both sickness and pollution. Roots dug for medicinal use and roasted for coffee substitute. Re-seeds aggressively-keep flowers picked. One packet will plant 30-69 sq ft when using 6-8" spacing in the bed. (Select Cultural Info/Seed Codes in red top bar for more details about codes below)…
Young leaves are used in salads. Roots are roasted for a coffee substitute. Medicinal: Roots and leaves are a blood cleanser, diuretic and liver stimulant. Avg. 45,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.
65 days. A colorful twist on this super performing green. Deep, maroon-red stems set off the forest green leaves for a spicy, delightful addition to your mixed green salads. Upright heads keep the 10-12 inch leaves nice and clean.
Beautiful, bright red stems and deep green leaves make this variety a winner! Baby leaves add great tangy flavor to salads, or good as a cooked green.