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Radicchio & Sugarloaf Chicories | Growing Instructions | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Follow the instructions in this tech sheet for successful production of radicchio and sugarloaf types of the chicory species, Cichorium intybus. Information includes general culture as well as more specific recommendations on thermal dormancy, soil preparation and care, indoor sowing for transplanting as well as direct sowing, harvesting and storage. Read More
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Belgian Endive (Witloof) | Instructions for Growing & Forcing | Tech Sheet (PDF)
Follow the instructions in this tech sheet for succession Belgian endive production. Details include site selection and soil preparation, sowing, harvesting, overwintering and seasoning the roots, forcing of chicons, and harvesting. Read More
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Radicchio Varieties | Planting Program
Use Johnny's Radicchio Planting Program to plan for a wide radicchio harvest season. Plant these Chioggia, Treviso, Castelfranco, and Sugarloaf types in sequence for a more uniform, predictable, high-quality yield of radicchio produce throughout the season. Read More
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Radicchio Varieties | Comparison Chart / Planting Program (PDF)
A downloadable, printable PDF version of our Radicchio Planting Program, comparing days to maturity, which varieties can be direct-sown versus transplanted, and transplanting/harvesting periods. Read More
Key Growing Information
Chicory: Endive & Escarole (Cichorium ssp) | Key Growing Information
Learn how to grow 2 types of chicory — endive and escarole — from seed, from sowing, germination, soil, and temperature requirements, to transplanting, culture, blanching, and harvesting. Read More
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Italian Dandelion Chicory | Key Growing Information
Written by our research team, this reference contains the essential information for growing Italian dandelion (Cichorium intybus), including direct-sowing or transplanting, temperature requirements, spacing, and harvesting. Read more for a successful harvest! Read More
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Radicchio | Key Growing Information
Written by our research team, this reference contains the essential information for growing radicchio from seed, for full heads, baby leaf, or salad mix. Tips on culture, thermal dormancy, direct-sowing, and transplanting. Read more for a successful harvest! Read More
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Johnny's Planting & Harvesting Programs
Learn about succession planting and harvesting programs, which varieties to plant and harvest and when, based on days to maturity and seasonal planting and harvesting slots. Planting programs help you ensure highest quality and yield across the widest possible window to your markets. Read More
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Video: Using Blanching Caps to Blanch Frisée (Chicory) in the Field at Satur Farms
Within a few days of harvest place these caps overtop frisée, escarole, and other chicory heads to blanch their hearts. Widely practiced in Europe, blanching chicories with caps keeps the sunlight off the plants, resulting a beautiful, yellow-white center that is less bitter, more tender to the tooth and sweet. Read More
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Winter Growing | Recommended Crops & Varieties
A crop-by-crop guide to the best types and varieties of vegetables for winter growing success, ranked by level of difficulty in winter production, from the research team at Johnny's Selected Seeds. Read More
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Baby-Leaf Chicory | Key Growing Information
Learn how to grow chicory (endive and Italian dandelion) for baby-leaf production: spacing, germination, soil and temperature requirements, and harvesting. Read more for a successful harvest! Read More
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