Chicory

Chicory

Chicory
Growing chicory is not difficult: you start the seed in modules, transplant and let them grow. The leaves perk up cool weather salads and are delicious lightly cooked. They are robust and tolerate most climates and soils and a rarely troubled by pests or disease. Their long season of use from mid-summer right through to spring makes them an excellent choice to keep your garden productive. Take the plunge!

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For a true taste of Italy choose this – Monks Beard Chicory – braise with olive oil and garlic or steam and serve with grated parmesan or just add to your salad. The flavour works well with fish dishes. Sow from May to August and harvest into the autumn. Price for 40 seeds.
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This forcing variety produces one of the finest and tastiest winter salads. Sow from May to September to harvest August to December. It needs to be blanched to obtain the characteristic pale yellow, but can be cut young for use without blanching. Price for 40 seeds
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Firm hearts and with red/maroon and white leaves give excellent colour and crunchiness in Autumn. This is a very popular ingredient in supermarket salad pack, but much nicer when you grow it yourself! Awarded an AGM by the RHS try it for yourself. Price for 40 seeds
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Sown in June and July for enjoying the lovely flavour in the Autumn/Winter. It has long pointed leaves that start off green but turn redder in the colder months to add even more colour to your meals. This variety can also be forced for chicons. Price for 40 seeds
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This lovely heirloom has deep red, heart shaped leaves wrapped tightly around one another to form a solid, round head. Its piquant flavour mellows when grilled.  Cut off all the leaves above the crown in early autumn & the resulting new growth in cold weather produces the characteristic small, compact, head. This is a very hardy radicchio that can even be overwintered for spring harvest.

 

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Awarded an AGM by the RHS, this variety has dark green leaves that blanch well in the winter to give you creamy coloured hearts. It stands well for a long period giving you a productive crop for the winter months. Price for 40 seeds
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