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PlantFiles: Radicchio, Italian Chicory
Cichorium intybus 'Grumolo Biondo Golden'

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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: Grumolo Biondo Golden

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Vegetables

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 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:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost

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

Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Ordelia On Jul 31, 2006, Ordelia from Banner Elk, NC (Zone 6a) wrote:

Don't eat it-- let it bloom! This makes a marvelous 5 ft high focal point in the garden with tons of blue blossoms!

Positive petit_potager On Apr 1, 2006, petit_potager wrote:

An heirloom from the Piedmont region of Italy, it’s color and texture is beautifully paired with Lolla Rossa Lettuce’s magenta leaves with tiny frills, light green bases and mild flavor.

Neutral Farmerdill On Dec 5, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Small rosette head with rounded, thick, golden-green leaves. This is a popular baby salad item in Italy; best for cool season growing. An heirloom from the Piedmont region, very cold hardy.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Capistrano Beach, California
Laguna Beach, California
Redwood City, California
Banner Elk, North Carolina
Houston, Texas



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