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Radicchio Rossa Di Verona [Cichorium intybus var. foliosum]

Radicchio Rossa Di Verona [Cichorium intybus var. foliosum]

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the ground, e.g. with Hay or straw, which can reduce evaporation by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal moist microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of the plants, but also reduces water consumption enormously.

It is also recommended to always keep the beds moist , even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The drying out of the soil leads to a huge decline in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, which over time leads to an infertile soil . Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed remains longer when the entire bed is watered over a longer period of time than when it is only watered selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out more quickly than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

If the beds are not in use, we recommend sowing with green manure.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach it again and again.

The radicchio 'Rossa di Verona' is an ancient two-year-old traditional leafy vegetable from the eponymous city of Verona in northern Italy. The leafy vegetable was mainly grown until 1985, until newer varieties were bred to withstand colder temperatures. Radicchio grows erect in rosettes and has deep red and heart-shaped leaves that wind around each other, forming a tight, round to highly oval head. The taste is sharp and slightly bitter, which decreases when heated. Small rosettes can be harvested early. Radicchio is only partially hardy, the rosette-forming species can stay in the bed over the winter and sprout again in spring and is then one of the first fresh leafy vegetables in the garden. A variety for winter cultivation in the subtropical climate zone and in the temperate climate zone with winter protection.

General information
Plant family: Asteraceae
Life Cycle: Two years old
Days to harvest: 70 days
Plant height approx.: 30 cm
Root Type: Deep Root
Nutrient requirements: Weak Eaters
Water Requirements: Means
Winter hardiness: Up to-4 °C
Location: Sunny
Floor: Permeable, moist, slightly loamy, humus

PH: 6 to 7

Sowing and planting information
Germ Type: Light germ
Seed Depth: 0 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 20-25 °C
Germination time: 7-14 days
Planting, row spacing: 30x30 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Fennel, carrot, tomato, borage, dill, bean, cucumber, cabbage, chives, onion
Unfavorable mixed culture: Endive, Potato

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly into the open from March to May or in autumn from August to October. We recommend pre-cultivation in small bowls from January to May or in autumn from August to October.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly into the open air from the end of May. We recommend warm pre-cultivation in small bowls from April to June.

During germination does not tolerate cold temperatures below 15 °C. For a long harvest period, harvest 1/4 of the leaves from the outside to the inside, taking care not to damage the heart to keep growth stable. We always recommend pre-cultivation at Radicchio. D Azum let the seedlings grow in a small bowl to the first visible radicchio leaves, then pik into the desired container. After pecking, let the seedlings grow at warm temperatures above 20 ° C until they are planted out as seedlings. The planting of the seedlings in the bed is carried out from the 2nd Pair of leaves after the cotyledders.
Radicchio-p Flances prefer a sunny location with a moist, humus-rich and slightly loamy soil. Avoid waterlogging.

Additional tips
The typical red color of the leaves only arises when exposed to cold. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and well-drained soil, an additional incorporation of biochar and primeval rock flour is recommended.

Type of propagation
Spread occurs via seeds.

Care Plants
We recommend winter protection at temperatures below-3 °C. A loosened soil and planting in mixed culture is sufficient.

Germination ability of seeds: 2-4 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Cichorium intybus var. foliosum
English Names: Italian chicory, Radicchio
German names: Radicchio
Portuguese names: Radicchio
Spanish Names: Achicoria, Radicchio
French names: Radichi

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals

Shipping and pick-up information

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National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

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