The radicchio Rossa di Verona is an italian traditional variety that produces compact radicchio heads with deep-red, almost carmine, heart-shaped leaves. The leaves taste a bit bitter. They are great in salads, roasted or sautéed and will add a beautiful touch of color to your plate in Autumn or spring. The radicchio is a cool season crop, and can be planted all year round in climates where the winter is not hard.
Scientific Name: Cichorium intybus var. foliosum
Plant Life Cycle: Annual or Biennal
Optimal Germination Temperature: 20 C
Germination time in days: 10-14 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 90-110 days
Sunlight: Full sun to semi shade
Soil requirement: Light, rich, well-drained
Sowing and cultivation: Sow from March to August, although ideally from May to July at a seed depth of 1 - 2 mm.