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Brand: Peaceful Valley
Item Number: SNV8479

Organic Greens, Radicchio, Rouge de Verona

Bitter, Spicy Leaves Become Sweeter when Cooked

USDA Certified Organic

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Description

Radicchio - Rouge de Verona - Cichorium endiva

Hardy Biennial Rouge de Verona is a classic Italian radicchio in the chicory family. This is a Verona type, originally hailing from that region of Italy. Nicely bitter and spicy leaves become sweeter when cooked; a favorite Italian method is grilling this with olive oil. Raddicchio is a type of chicory so you can roast the roots and add the roots to coffee for a flavorful hot beverage. This must be forced to form a head.

Did You Know? Pliny the Elder, a Roman naturalist and a commander under Emperor Vespasian, said radicchio was a blood purifier and sleep aid.

Soil & Water: Radicchio does best in well drained, fertile, high organic matter soils with a pH of 5.0-6.8. Water moderately.

Planting & Growing: Plant seeds 1/4" deep in moist soil, either in cells to transplant or direct sow outdoors once soil is at 60°F. Add calcium during the growing season to reduce the risk of tipburn.

Harvesting & Storage: Thin plants to one every 10"-12". Cut the entire heads at the base when 4"-5" across, being careful not to damage the roots. Protect from severe frost and you should be able to grow a second head on the roots. Store as you do lettuce, for up to a week in the refrigerator. To use the roots mince them and then roast them at 350°F for 2 hours.

Soil Temperature: 60-70°F
Planting Depth: 1/4"
Germination: 6-18 Days
Height At Maturity: 4"-5"
Days to Maturity: 80-85 Days
Sun/Shade: Full sun/Part shade
Spacing After Thinning: 10"-12"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 250 Seeds

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Features

  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Organic Status :
Certified Organic Product
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Summer
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Winter
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Fall
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Spring
Growth Habit : Herbaceous
Life Cycle : Biennial
Planting Time : Fall
Planting Time : Spring
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 5.6 - 6.0
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun/Part Sun

Shipping

Shipping Weight: 0.02 lb

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H

Guarantee

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to ensure the success of your crop(s).

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