Chicory – Puntarelle (SM4.33) (Organic)


An interesting chicory variety grown for its hollow bolting shoots.

Unlike other chicory varieties which are grown for their leaves, Puntarelle is grown for its flowering shoots. The young shoots form a ‘head’ at the base of plant and are julienned into thin strips which are then soaked in cold water to removed some of their bitterness. In the water they twist and curl into elegant crisp and crunchy shapes which are then served with a punchy dressing to make a lovely late autumn salad.

Shoots usually appear between mid-October and November.