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PlantFiles: Chicory, Radicchio
Cichorium intybus 'Castlefranco'

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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: Castlefranco
Additional cultivar information: (aka Castelfranco Libra, Di Lusia, Libra, Variegata di Castelfranco)

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Category:
Vegetables

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

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
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:
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; direct sow after last frost

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

Profile:

No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral petit_potager On Apr 1, 2006, petit_potager wrote:

'Libra' is an improved selection of an old Italian heirloom, the round heads are cream colored and splashed with wine red.

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

A variegated cultivar. (68 day)



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