Italiko Rosso Dandelion (Cichorium intybus) This chicory variety has striking red stems and midribs which add a brilliant colour to salads and other dishes. Leaves are deeply lobed with classic bitter dandelion-like flavour. This perennial plant has remarkable cold hardiness, We leave our stand exposed to the elements of the north mountain of Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley. Expect slight variation in plant habit, leaf shape, and colour.
50 days to maturity
75 seeds per packet $4.45
Growing Information: Can be planted as early as the soil can be worked. This is cool-weather crop and grows best at temperatures around 15–18°C. Can be direct seeded but transplants are recommended; Sow in ¾" plug trays, barely covering seeds with soil 3–4 weeks before transplanting outdoors. Hardening off requires shading the seedlings on warm ,sunny days and reducing water and temperature for a few days before planting outdoors. Our transplants can easily survive temperatures as low as -5°C. Can be re-sown every 3-4 weeks.