One of the most beautiful vegetables of all, the early variety has incredibly delicious, mild flavour and crisp texture. Vigorous variety with light green leaves with contrasting red colouration in a tightly wrapped ball shape Radicchio di Lusia is an early maturing chicory for summer or fall harvest. Good resistence to low temperatures.
Sow seeds indoors from 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 3-4 leaf stage, spacing them 10-14 inches apart and spacing row 18-24 inches apart.
Maturity: 70 days