Request a Catalog   |   Quick Order   |    E-mail Signup   |   1-877-564-6697
My Account   |   Wish List     Johnny's Selected Seeds Login
Package of Johnny's Selected Seeds
Package of Johnny's Selected Seeds
Seed-Starting Sale! FREE SHIPPING On Orders Over $200!*
 E-mail Signup

Disease Resistance:

No disease information found.

Symbols Explained

Cold Tolerant

Cold Tolerant

Variety does well at lower temperatures and may even be frost hardy.

Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies

Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies

For seeds, OG means "organically grown" and signifies seeds harvested from plants grown organically, without synthetic fertilizers or pesticides and according to National Organic Program standards.
For supplies, OG signifies products that are approved for use in growing certified organic crops; supplies are listed by the OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) when noted in the product description.

Salad Mix Component

Salad Mix Component

A mixture of lettuce and greens with different colors, flavors and textures, harvested at a tender, baby, bite-size stage. For fresh salads.

Garnet Stem

Garnet StemOrganic Chicory Seed


Product ID: 3993G

Italian dandelion with red midribs.

Dark green leaves with red midribs and excellent flavor. As a babyleaf, Garnet Stem adds bright contrast to salad mix. Very similar to Red Rib, which it replaced. Good tolerance to both warm and cool weather. Fairly uniform but there is some variation with darkness of stem color, plant habit, and leaf shape. Organically grown. Avg. 18,800 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.

Product Price Qty
3993GPacket  $4.10 
3993G1 Ounce  $9.10 
3993G1/4 Pound  $19.50 
3993G1 Pound  $58.75 
3993G5 Pounds  $258.00 
Backordered until 04/26/15
3993G25 Pounds  $1,175.00 
Backordered until 04/26/15

Quick Facts

Days to Maturity or Bloom:   35 baby

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

Product Symbols:

Cold Tolerant   Organic Seeds, Plants, and Supplies   Salad Mix Component  

Shipping Information & Notes

Salad Mix | Production

Growing Information

Chicory, Italian Dandelion

CULTURE: Start like lettuce by direct seeding or transplanting. Suitable for growing any time during the season. For full-size bunches, space 6-8" apart and clip leaves at any stage but especially when young, less than 10" tall. For salad mix, direct seed thickly (see rate below). Unharvested plants will eventually make a flower stalk with the characteristic blue chicory flowers. The flavor is bitter, with background sweetness.
DAYS TO MATURITY: From direct seeding; subtract 10-14 days if transplanting.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: For single heads: 1 oz./1,900', 1 lb./acre at 12 seeds/ft. in rows 18" apart. For baby leaf: (harvest at 4-5 wks.) sow in 2-4" wide bands, 4 seeds/in., 20'/1M; 100'/5M; 285'/oz.; 4,600'/lb.
TRANSPLANTS: 500 plants/M (2 seeds per cell thinned to one seedling).
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/OZ: 21,000-25,000 (Avg. 23,000).
PACKET: 200 seeds sows 14' full size, and 4' baby leaf.

Recently Viewed


Choose Your Shipping Date

Please enter your zip code or select a hardiness zone from the menu below to view the recommended shipping date.

You may also manually select a ship date below.

Ship Date:
Want to change your ship date? Click on the drop down box and choose a different date.

Plant Shipping


Would you like to ship these plants together? Yes No

Incompatable lead time. Please select a new date for both items.

Johnny's Selected Seeds Email Contest Gift Certificate Give Away
Johnny's Farm Crew
Thank you for signing up for growing tips, exclusive offers, and new product info. Close