Chicory Seed (Red Stem ) Italian Dandelion,Vegetable Seeds !
Organic Chicory Greens -Italian Dandelion..
Dark green leaves with red midribs and excellent flavor. As a babyleaf, Garnet Stem adds bright contrast to salad mix. Very similar to Red Rib, which it replaced. Good tolerance to both warm and cool weather. Fairly uniform but there is some variation with darkness of stem color, plant habit, and leaf shape. Organically grown.
Chicory, Italian Dandelion
Start like lettuce by direct seeding or transplanting. Suitable for growing any time during the season. For full-size bunches, space 6-8" apart and clip leaves at any stage but especially when young, less than 10" tall. For salad mix, direct seed thickly (see rate below). Unharvested plants will eventually make a flower stalk with the characteristic blue chicory flowers. The flavor is bitter, with background sweetness.
DAYS TO MATURITY:
From direct seeding; subtract 10-14 days if transplanting.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE:
For single heads: 1 oz./1,900', 1 lb./acre at 12 seeds/ft. in rows 18" apart. For baby leaf: (harvest at 4-5 wks.) sow in 2-4" wide bands, 4 seeds/in., 20'/1M; 100'/5M; 285'/oz.; 4,600'/lb.
Did You Know? Chicory is extremely high in vitamin A, and rich in vitamin C, calcium, and iron.
Soil & Water: Chicory tolerates acidic soils with a pH of 5.5-7.0. Nutritional and watering requirements are moderate. Grow in similar soil as lettuce.
Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 8 weeks before the last frost, or sow seed directly outdoors every 2 weeks from spring to early summer and late summer to fall. May overwinter outdoors in mild winter climates.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest leaves as needed when they are a usable size. Chicory plants harvested after a few frosts are sweeter than their spring counterparts.
Soil Temperature: 65-70F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 45-70 Days
Height At Maturity: 8"-12"
Days To Maturity: 52-83 Days
Sun/Shade: Partial Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 6"-8"
Materials: GARDEN FRESH,Organic,Chicory Greens,Catalogna Emerald,Cichorium intybus,summer,Also known as Italian Dandelion,Plant spring,fall