Johnny's Radicchio Planting Program

Johnny's RADICCHIO Planting Program

Radicchio Succession Planting & Season Extension

There are many types of radicchio (principally Cichorium intybus, Asteraceae), also known as Italian chicory, with varying cultural characteristics that enable growers to produce this crop across the seasons.

Johnny's Radicchio Planting Program is specifically designed to take the guesswork out of succession planting, allowing you to extend your radicchio harvest across the growing seasons.

Choose radicchio varieties by the transplanting and harvesting slots depicted in our chart, as well as by their days to maturity; open-pollinated or hybrid, organic or conventional status; and their type (round "Chioggia," tall "Treviso," or Sugarloaf).

Sowing & Harvesting Period
Cool/
Spring
Warm/
Summer
Cool/
Fall
Cold/
Winter
Transplanting
Harvesting
Features
Type Days to Maturity Note
Round Chioggia 55 Extra-early; smaller heads for denser plantings.
Sowing & Harvesting Period
Cool/
Spring
Warm/
Summer
Cool/
Fall
Cold/
Winter
Transplanting
Transplanting
Harvesting
Harvesting
Features
Type Days to Maturity Note
Variegato di Lusia 60 Deep red- and pink-spotted heads for year-round harvest.
Sowing & Harvesting Period
Cool/
Spring
Warm/
Summer
Cool/
Fall
Cold/
Winter
Transplanting
Transplanting
Harvesting
Harvesting
Features
Type Days to Maturity Note
Round Chioggia 65 Excellent uniformity and high yield potential for summer harvest.
Sowing & Harvesting Period
Cool/
Spring
Warm/
Summer
Cool/
Fall
Cold/
Winter
Transplanting
Harvesting
Features
Type Days to Maturity Note
Round Chioggia 65 Uniform, dense, bright-purple heads for fall and winter harvest.
Sowing & Harvesting Period
Cool/
Spring
Warm/
Summer
Cool/
Fall
Cold/
Winter
Transplanting
Harvesting
Features
Type Days to Maturity Note
Tall Triviso 66 Suitable for all cropping seasons.
Sowing & Harvesting Period
Cool/
Spring
Warm/
Summer
Cool/
Fall
Cold/
Winter
Transplanting
Transplanting
Harvesting
Harvesting
Features
Type Days to Maturity Note
Sugarloaf 68 Can be grown right through the season but performs best in spring and fall.