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Cichorium intybus

Red Verona

Description

Originally from Verona in Italy.

A very adaptable variety with tight heads of red heart shaped leaves with white ribs.

Has a spicy and bitter taste that mellows when cooked.

Harvesting seed

A few outside leaves can be harvested for eating without harming seed production. Allow plants to dry completely after most of the flowers have set pods.

Pry open pods to release dry, hard seeds and then screen and winnow to remove debris.

 


Additional Info

Height
Spread
Colour
Red
Hardiness
Hardy
Longevity
Perennial
Seed viability
4 years
Nominal value
0.1 pence/seed