Radicchio is an exotic Italian salad ingredient related to chicory. The distinctive plant grows in a rich maroon color with white veins and has a peppery flavor that adds a textural bite to salads. High in Vitamins A, B1 and C so harvest, rinse and use straight away.
Plant in rich organic soil that is moist but well drained.
Use in salads with lightly cooked vegetables like mushrooms, asparagus, snow peas or meats like ham and bacon.
|Harvest||Harvest leaves regularly all year round. The peak season for radicchio is midwinter to early spring, but in cool summer regions it can be grown year-round. The slightly bitter taste of radicchio sweetens with cooler day temperatures.|
|Position||Part to Full Sun|