traditionally used for early greens.
Deep-cut long broad leaves resembling dandelion, but much larger, with a slightly bitter flavor preferred in Italian cooking.
Good spring or fall crop. Great braised with meat or lentils. One of the most healthful of all greens.
BOTANICAL NAME: Cichorium intybus
Start in flats mid-Summer through Autumn. Transplant (or direct sow) 12" apart into any garden soil that has some humus, adequate moisture, and is not acid-rapid growth improves flavor and quality. Leaves may be harvested starting at the baby greens stage, making sure to leave the center 6 leaves for continued growth. Mature plants can be tired into a head 2 weeks before harvest to blanch the centers if desired.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Annual/C, W/Matures 12-14/Harvest 2-4 / Yield 60-100/Spacing 12"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION :Easy to Grow