Chicory – Pain De Sucre (Organic)

£1.60£5.95

Mild tasting green leaves that form dense, conical heads; alternative to winter lettuce.. This is a more mild tasting chicory that is a superb substitute for lettuce in the winter. Indeed, this is a common practice in several rural parts of France and no doubt elsewhere, too. It can produce very large heads, with a tender green exterior and golden yellow hearts that have a real sweetness to them, hence the name!

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When to sow: June – Aug

Spacing: 30 x 30 cm

Chicory tips: Sow in late spring / summer in situ; space rows 30cm apart. Thin out to about 30cm. Or sow in modules/ trays and transplant to get best results.
Useful for intercropping, as tolerates light shade from overhanging plants. Cut heads from late summer until October; protect plants when overwintered outdoors.