Chicory Greens - Catalogna Emerald - Cichorium intybus
Biennial Also known as Italian Dandelion. Chicory greens have long, broad, dandelion-like leaves with an asparagus-like flavor. A rapid grower, the leaves and tender spring stalks of Catalogna Emerald can be used for early greens.
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.
Did You Know? Chicory is extremely high in vitamin A, and rich in vitamin C, calcium, and iron.
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"
Approx Seeds per 1 oz: 17,718 Seeds
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