85-95 days. 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! These are used like lettuce to make beautiful and tasty salads, and sometimes cooked. These require cool weather and shorter days of autumn to head up and reach their most brilliant coloration, and so are mainly grown as fall crops.
- 6-12 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 5-10 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 45-75 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Spacing: 12"
- Frost Hardy: No
- Chicorium intybus
Growing Tips: Prefers rich, well-drained soil. Directly sow early for a spring harvest or in July for a fall harvest. Best when planting is timed to mature in cool weather.