Chicory Red Rib (Chicorium intybus)

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Chicory Red Rib (Chicorium intybus)

Attractive red ribs and deep green leaves make this chicory a great garden plant as well as a nice eating leafy vegetable.

Growing Tips

Prefers moist well drained soil in a sunny position. Frost and drought tolerant.

Use

Chicory is a must for any mesclun salad mix due to its slightly bitter flavour. The red rib also adds contrasting colour. Use in salads or as a base for cooked vegetables, fish and pasta. Is nice used in Caesar salad with the blue cheese dressing and anchovies. High in Vitamins A, B1 and C. A traditional digestive and liver tonic.

Herb Attributes

HarvestHarvest leaves as needed – small inner leaves have milder flavour.
PositionFull sun
Height30cm
Width5cm
LifespanAnnual