Chicory, Italian Dandelion (Cichorium intybus), packet of 200 seeds, organic

$2.45

Family:  Aster (Asteraceae)

Biennial hardy to Zones 3-9, 80 days to harvest

(Catalogna, “Italian Dandelion Greens”)  Long, dark green toothed leaves are sold as “Italian Dandelion” in upscale markets, even though they are not true dandelions.  Mildly bitter, the leaves do indeed taste much like dandelion, and they tonify digestion and purify the bloodstream as bitters often do.  This is an excellent choice for bunching and selling at market, or for bolstering the home salad bowl.  In the fall or spring, prepare a fine seedbed and sprinkle seeds on surface and press in or barely cover with soil and press in, then keep evenly moist until germination, which is rapid.  Thin plants to 6 inches apart.

200 seeds/pkt Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Vera

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    Vera

    Have you done any sampling on the roots for this chicory for roasting/brewing? I believe this is the variety usually employed for coffee blends? thanks!

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      Richo Cech

      Yes, this is a good kind for root production as well as leaf production.

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