Chicory – Palla Rossa (Organic)

£1.60

Radicchio type, forming dense heads of dark red and white colour. Palla Rossa – aka ‘Red Ball’ – is another excellent chicory from the North-East of Italy around Venice. It is a radicchio, with wonderful vivid colours and sharp differentiation and is usually left to grow to form mature, dense heads. It is also very flavoursome and can well be eaten raw or cooked.
(Approximate seed count – 500)

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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.