Chicory, Italian Dandelion, Radicchio, Succory, Witloof
Cichorium intybus 'Grumolo Biondo Golden'

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

Category:

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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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:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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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

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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positives
1
neutral
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Positive

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

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

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.