Radicchio grow and care – herbaceous leaf plant of the genus Cichorium also known as Italian chicory or red chicory, Radicchio perennial deciduous plant also used as medical plant, can grow in temperate, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-10.
Leaves color green, inner leaves grow like head with color red with white vein.
Flower color blue in small size 1-3 cm, the flowers grow on inflorescence, buds also edible.
Root edible and also used for medical uses, the taste is sweet the color is white with brown peel; root size is 5-12 cm.
Radicchio for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy
How to grow Radicchio growing and care:
Weed free, moist, mulch, cold weather
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? No
Difficulties or problems when growing: ?
Spring or autumn, in warm summer climate in autumn Planting season:
Lettuce aphid, leaf-miners, slug Pests and diseases:
Pruning season: All season
How to prune:
Dead leaves and if there is no use in the seeds recommend cutting the inflorescence
Size of the plant? Top size 5-20 cm (2-8 inches) root size is 5-12 cm (2-10 inches).
Growth speed in optimal condition: Fast growing
Average amount of water / Big amount of water Water requirement:
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade
No Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes
Spring / Summer Bloom season:
General information about the flower Blue flower in small size 1-3 cm, the flowers grow on inflorescence
Pollination is done by: Bees
Uses of Radicchio flower Salad :
Leaves harvesting season 50-70 days
Can be cut leaf by leaf at the time or all the haed How to harvest the leaves?
Information about leaves: Green leaves, inner leaves grow like head red with white vein.
Uses of Radicchio leaves: Salad, pickle
White with brown peel with sweet taste, the root size is 5-12 cm. Information about Radicchio root:
When to pull up Radicchio root: All year
Uses of Radicchio root Beverage :
Spring flowers Summer flowers
Edible flowers Edible leaves Edible Roots
Mediterranean Climate Subtropics Climate Temperate Climate
Autumn Harvest Spring Harvest Summer Harvest Winter harvest
Plant growing speed
Average growing plants Fast growing plants
Annual plant Deciduous Herbaceous Leaf plant Perennial plant
Colored leaves Edible plants Medical uses
Plants sun exposure
Full sun Plants Part shade Plants
Big amount of water Regularly water
Hardiness zone 10 Hardiness zone 4 Hardiness zone 5 Hardiness zone 6 Hardiness zone 7 Hardiness zone 8 Hardiness zone 9