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  • chicory variegata di castelfranco cichorium intybus

    Chicory 'Variegata di Castelfranco'


    • rare variety of chicory (reflected in price)
    • annual with red speckled, pale green leaves
    • grown for the 'bitterness' factor we need for gut health
    • use leaves fresh and young in juices or smoothies
    • bake mature heads and caramelise in maple syrup
    Quantity20 seeds
    Best byAug-22
    Chicory 'Variegata di Castelfranco' is a pretty  leaf vegetable for 'bitter principle' we all need for optimum health which has been engineered out of modem food. Essential for liver, immune system and gut health. Use fresh and young in juices, or baked and caramelised in maple syrup.
    Sow inFebruary, March, April, May, September, October, November
    Sowing MethodRaise Seedlings
    Depth to Sow
    Germination10-14 days
    Distance Apart15cm
    Harvest90 days


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    Disclaimer: Plant notes found here are given in good faith and are for educational and/or gardening purposes only. Seek further information if the plant is unknown to you.