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Chicory, Italian Dandelion, Radicchio, Succory, Witloof
Cichorium intybus 'Castlefranco'

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)

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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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

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

A variegated cultivar. (68 day)