Cichorium intybus L.
Brand: Franchi
Packaged:10,0 g
Availability:In Stock
Ex Tax: 1.14€
Chicory salat "Palla Rossa precoce".
Mid-season, high-yielding variety. The rosette of leaves is semi-erect, up to 30 cm in diameter, 15 cm high. The leaves are round, dark red, slightly wavy along the edge, with a whitish main vein, which makes this plant particularly attractive both in the garden and in the preparation of fresh salads. The head of cabbage is round and dense, the average weight of the head of cabbage is 215 g. The consistency of the leaf tissue is crispy with an excellent taste. Productivity 2.2 kg/mg.
Chicory salad is widely known for its nutritional and healing properties: high content of vitamins, especially C and group B, iron, calcium, and magnesium salts. Useful for patients with diabetes and people with metabolic disorders.
Sowing seeds in the ground is carried out from April to July. To obtain seedlings, seeds are sown in February-March at a temperature no higher than +10°C to prevent early flowering. Seedlings are planted in pots, planted in the ground at the age of 30-35 days at a distance of 30 cm. To improve taste, the leaves are bleached by tying the upper part of the outer leaves together 2-3 weeks before harvesting, cover the beds with black agrotextile or ripen (harvested with roots ) plants without access to light for a week.

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