Reliable strain for producing good size roots. Medium green in color with slightly serrated leaves for salad use. Chicory is a salad addition very similar to lettuce but with a distinct flavor. It has more of a bitter taste to it than lettuce, but the blanching of the leaves lessens this bitterness.
Sow seeds indoors from April-May, or sow outdoors or sow direct June-July. It grows best in soils with a pH of 5.5-6.8. Seeds germinate best in soils around 16 to 18°C (60 to 65°F) Germination in 7 to 14 days.
Transplant seedlings at the 3-4 leaf stage, spacing them 10-14 inches apart and spacing rows 18-24 inches apart.
Maturity: 80 days
A salad vegetable with a distinct bitter flavor can be reduced by blanching (a benefit of forcing). Can be grown as a seedling crop using less bitter young leaves.
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