Early producing little bunches of uniform leaves, rounded and intense green which form classic rosettes in spring. Very resistant to cold low temperatures. Chicory a Grumolo Verde Scuro is rich in minerals, has refreshing, cleansing and diuretic properties and is recommended as a stimulant of stomach and intestine and in case of liver disorders.
Sow seeds indoors from February to Sep. or sow outdoors in midsummer, May to August 0.5 inches deep from April-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 from July-August spacing them 10-14 inches apart and spacing row 18-24 inches apart.
Harvest from September- November.
Maturity: 65 days