An improved selection of this beautiful old Italian heirloom, the round heads are cream colored and splashed with wine red. This colorful variety is becoming a rage in salads. A high-dollar crop for market growers; very popular in Italy!
(85-100 days) Italian red radicchio with loose, dark green outer leaves and wine-red heads (8-12" across) with white midribs and veins. Requires precise timing to succeed with spring plantings. Best planted after the summer solstie for fall harvest.
(80-90 days) Long, upright leaves (10-14" tall) stay green throughout summer then turns pink to deep red in cooler weather. Tender, slightly bitter though pleasant tasting leaves form around central more densely packed heart, very uniform for an open pollinated variety. Best in spring and fall harvest.
Rich maroon 4-in. heads are splashed with snowy white midribs— striking in the garden and on the table! Tasty peppery leaves with a hint of sweetness are wonderful in salads. Excellent cooked, too. Shows good resistance to bottom rot, tip burn and bolting. $3.99 $3.99
(65-125 days) Widely adapted, sure heading variety suitable for spring, summer, and fall harvest. Vigorous, 4-5" diameter round heads can weigh up to 1lb. Strong bolt resistance and some tolerance to tipburn. Shorter days to maturity in summer, better color and flavor in cool weather. A reliable workhorse variety, but does not overwinter well.
Cichorium intybus 85 days. A member of the chicory family, Radicchio is an excellent ingredient to add to a salad mix. Its soft, majestic red leaves and striking white veins are a lively contrast with other garden greens. After extensively testing many Chioggia types, we proudly offer Palla Rossa Special. Gorgeous dark red leaves and uniform 5-7 inch heads make Palla Rossa Special the best medium-early radicchio we've evaluated. Has that distinctive tangy taste without getting bitter or bolting. Unique, as it can be planted for both summer and fall harvest. A marvelous salad companion, it is an excellent complement…
74 days. You will love the big yields and great uniformity of this jazzy Radicchio! The 4-inch heads are very heavy, filled with tightly-packed leaves of deep burgundy-maroon against a pure white midrib. The flavor is equally strong -- crisp and peppery, it is juicy-sweet and never chewy!Start seeds indoors for spring harvest. The plants are not fussy about being transplanted, and demonstrate excellent tolerance of Tip Burn and Bolt. Big yields! Pkt is 25 seeds.
A famous radicchio from Treviso, Italy. We offer an improved selection. Makes a long slender bunch of leaves, turns deep brilliant red in cool weather. A must for all colorful and tasty salads!
Cichorium intybus 70 days. A member of the chicory family, Radicchio is an excellent ingredient to add to a salad mix. Its soft, majestic red leaves and striking white veins are a lively contrast with other garden greens. After extensively testing many Chioggia types, we proudly offer Rossa Di Treviso Precoce. A beloved, early-maturing selection from Italy, this elongated, compact radicchio has brilliant red leaves with starkly contrasting, white midribs and veins. Use it to add texture, vibrant color and a flavorful bite to mixed salads, but don't stop there. We have found that this variety is also delightful when…
(Red Ball of Verona) Dark wine-red, round, medium sized heads. We are happy to offer this great Italian selection.
Beautiful, large round headed radicchio; brilliant red and white color. From the old Italian fishing town of Chioggia. A popular Italian variety.