Radicchio Palla Rossa 3 (Organic Seeds)

Radicchio Palla Rossa 3 is an red chicory Italian variety, resistant, easy to grow and with high quality. It produces bright red leaves with white stems, which are forming round and compact heads. It adds flavour, colour and crunchy texture to salads because it has a unique and strong flavour. The seeds of this variety we offer are Organic.

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Radicchio Palla Rossa 3 is an red chicory Italian variety, resistant, easy to grow and with high quality. It produces bright red leaves with white stems, which are forming round and compact heads. It adds flavour, colour and crunchy texture to salads because it has a unique and strong flavour. The seeds of this variety we offer are Organic.

This variety has the highest color contrast of all the red chicory varieties. Its red color becomes more intense with cold weather so it is very appropriate to harvest in autumn and winter. Its leaves can be used for baby leaf yield. It grows well in pots and gardens, it is very decorative, we can put it between other plants that give some shade.

The planting is from March until the end of summer, so we harvest them in autumn and winter. We can sow in winter to harvest in spring, but only in cold places because the heat can become bitter the leaves, but the cold keeps a sweet taste, even they withstand light frosts. We must sow 1-2 seeds each 20 cm, 1 cm deep. If we plant each two weeks, we will have continued harvest. You have to keep the soil moisture to preserve the good taste of the leaves.

To harvest as baby leaf, you can pick the leaves at any time after that they begin to open up, let's go pick them up as needed. The head of chicory is ripe when it are firm and plump. We cut the whole head just above the soil line. To store, we keep it in a plastic bag in the fridge. It can withstand a week but ideally is eat it after harvest.

The red chicory can be eaten raw in salads, sauteed with a little oil, baked or even grilled. We can use them as an accompaniment to pasta and other dishes or in fills. We can use the leaves to prepare cannelloni. The leaves lose some of their bitterness when cooked, so it may be more accepted in this way by children.

It is a source of fiber, provitamin A and vitamin B, vitamin C, folic acid, potassium, calcium and magnesium. It has antioxidant and digestives properties, it promotes liver function. It improves the operation of the nervous and immune systems. It has beneficial effects on vision, hair and bones.

It is highly recommended sow with strawberries, tomatoes, corn and onions, because chicory can contribute to its development.

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Radicchio Palla Rossa 3 (Organic Seeds)

Radicchio Palla Rossa 3 (Organic Seeds)

Radicchio Palla Rossa 3 is an red chicory Italian variety, resistant, easy to grow and with high quality. It produces bright red leaves with white stems, which are forming round and compact heads. It adds flavour, colour and crunchy texture to salads because it has a unique and strong flavour. The seeds of this variety we offer are Organic.

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