Chicorium intybus Seeds Per Packet: 150 Price Per Packet: $4.00 Days To Maturity: 85–95 days
An improved strain of the Italian heirloom Castelfranco, this stunning radicchio has creamy yellow-green leaves splashed with redstreaks. Round heads do not need cutting back to produce well. Radicchios have been relatively recently “domesticated,” so there is still a fair amount of variability in the plants. Start sets end of June for fall harvest. Extremely cold hardy. Plants of this variety survived the winter right in the garden with only row cover for protection.