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PlantFiles: Radicchio, Italian Chicory
Cichorium intybus 'Adria'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cichorium (sik-KOR-ee-um) (Info)
Species: intybus (IN-tye-bus) (Info)
Cultivar: Adria

Category:
Biennials
Vegetables

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Oct 21, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A large red heading cultivar.
"Radicchio performs best under cool temperatures and is therefore grown in early spring or late fall. Varieties are available for summer (July and August) harvest. Red leaf Radicchio develops its best color, and grows best under cool fall or spring temperatures, however some varieties (see above) can be grown in Western Oregon and Washington throughout the summer.

Plant as early in the spring as possible and stagger plantings once or twice per week, planting only what can be harvested and sold during that interval. " Oregon State University



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