Chicory - Rossa Di Treviso (Approx 300).
A stunning variety of Chicory dating back to the 16th century, which is pretty cool. This variety of Chicory is also sometimes called Radicchio, especially in America. It starts off with young vibrant green leaves during the summer months and then turning rouge / dark purple as it matures through the colder months - this is caused by lower light levels and colder temperatures. To create the same effect during the summer months, limit the amount of light exposure it gets, this will cause the leaves to turn a deeper red.
When To Sow - When to Harvest
Growing Tips:To ensure the highest rate of germination and to account for the unpredictable British weather, grow these indoors on a warm sun soaked window cill or inside a greenhouse. Once the seedlings are large enough, you can then begin to plant these into pots. If the weather allows, you could also plant directly into your vegetable plot.
Keep well watered if planting indoors, but do not allow for the soil to become consistently soaked. This can cause mould, hinder root development and be detremental to the plants health.
Note: Images for illustrative purposes only, variety and type may differ from those photographed, as well as soil conditions and weather can all impact on growth or harvest expectations.