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PlantFiles: Radicchio, Italian Chicory
Cichorium intybus 'Grumolo Rossa di Verona'

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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 Rossa di Verona
Additional cultivar information: (aka Aida)

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:
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked
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:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

A vendor offers this description: "We are able this year to offer the exciting red-leaved Grumolo. Use these like mini lettuce in specialty salads, perfect when mixed with the 'Golden Grumolo'. This variety needs cool weather to produce red leaves. Always in demand with fine chefs. "

Another offers this description: "Specialty leaf chicory/raddichio from Italy. Produces red rosettes in the fall or in the spring when over-wintered in mild areas. Best sown in mid summer for fall harvest; cool temperatures intensify colour. Adds colour and zest to spring & fall salad blends."

Regional...

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

Capistrano Beach, California
Houston, Texas



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