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Chicory Catalogna Seeds (Organic)

Chicory Catalogna Seeds (Organic)

Mediterranean Cuisine Star

Catalogna chicory, originating in Italy, is a staple in Mediterranean cuisine. Its elongated leaves form loose heads, boasting a slightly bitter taste that mellows when cooked. This chicory variety is renowned for its versatility in salads and cooked dishes.

The plant's slender leaves are a vibrant green and grow upright, showcasing a beautiful frilly texture that enhances any garden. As the plant matures, its stems elongate, presenting elongated heads. Its taste is characterized by a mild bitterness, complementing salads when mixed with other greens and offering a unique flavor profile in cooked recipes.

For cultivation, sow the seeds directly in well-drained soil with good sunlight. Catalogna chicory thrives in cooler weather, making it suitable for early spring or late summer planting. Ensure consistent watering, and thin the plants as they grow to provide sufficient space for the heads to develop fully. It can endure light frosts, enhancing its taste profile.

In its full glory, this chicory variety presents a slightly tangy yet robust flavor, offering a touch of bitterness that pairs well with sweeter ingredients. It’s a preferred choice for those seeking to diversify their greens, adding depth and character to culinary creations. Whether harvested for its baby leaves or grown to maturity, Catalogna chicory adds a unique flair to dishes, providing a distinct taste that appeals to a variety of palates.

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Description

Catalogna chicory, originating in Italy, is a staple in Mediterranean cuisine. Its elongated leaves form loose heads, boasting a slightly bitter taste that mellows when cooked. This chicory variety is renowned for its versatility in salads and cooked dishes.

The plant's slender leaves are a vibrant green and grow upright, showcasing a beautiful frilly texture that enhances any garden. As the plant matures, its stems elongate, presenting elongated heads. Its taste is characterized by a mild bitterness, complementing salads when mixed with other greens and offering a unique flavor profile in cooked recipes.

For cultivation, sow the seeds directly in well-drained soil with good sunlight. Catalogna chicory thrives in cooler weather, making it suitable for early spring or late summer planting. Ensure consistent watering, and thin the plants as they grow to provide sufficient space for the heads to develop fully. It can endure light frosts, enhancing its taste profile.

In its full glory, this chicory variety presents a slightly tangy yet robust flavor, offering a touch of bitterness that pairs well with sweeter ingredients. It’s a preferred choice for those seeking to diversify their greens, adding depth and character to culinary creations. Whether harvested for its baby leaves or grown to maturity, Catalogna chicory adds a unique flair to dishes, providing a distinct taste that appeals to a variety of palates.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

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

Features

  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
USDA Growing Zone: 3 - 9
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Summer
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Winter
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Fall
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
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

Planting & Care

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.

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