Growing Palla Rosa Radicchio Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Cichorium intybus
- Other Names: Palla Rosa Radicchio, salad chicory
- Days to Maturity: 80-85 days
- Hardiness Zone: 4-10
- Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Plant Spacing: 12-18”
- Row Spacing: 2’
- Growth Habit: Upright herbaceous
- Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained
- Temp Preference: 50-72℉
- Light Preference: Full sun, partial shade
- Pests/diseases: Aphids, thrips, ants
- Color: Purple, red
- Flavor: Bitter
Palla Rosa Radicchio Growth Habits:
Palla Rosa Radicchio can be direct sown into the garden. Once thinned, space Radicchio 12” apart. Heads will grow and have green outer leaves. Green leaves are not typically eaten, but they can be. Most will harvest and use red leaves and remove green leaves. Palla Rosa Radicchio can be grown in containers as well.
Various Uses for Palla Rosa Radicchio:
Used primarily for salads, Palla Rosa Radicchio is used for salads due to its bitter and spicy taste. Radicchio is a delicious addition to a mixed green salad. Radicchio loses a lot of bitterness when cooked and even becomes sweeter. Saute with a bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper. In Italy, Radicchio is often grilled in this manner with a bit of lemon.
Palla Rosa Radicchio Benefits:
Full of Vitamin K, Radicchio helps with brain function. Studies have shown lower levels of memory loss in elderly test subjects that had a diet rich in Vitamin K. This vitamin is also credited with heart health because it helps arteries flow easier. Fiber in Palla Rosa Radicchio aids in digestive health.
Palla Rosa Radicchio won the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Seeds Per Package:
- 1 oz - Approximately 6,800 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 27,000 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 108,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Approximately 544,000 Seeds