Vegetables Chicory Italian Dandelion

Italiko Red
Italian Dandelion Seed

Product ID: 3358

Adds beautiful red color to salad mix.

Bold red stems and midribs for vibrant contrast. Deeply lobed leaves with classic bitter flavor. Good cold tolerance. Shows some variation in plant habit, leaf shape, and color. Avg. 327,700 seeds/lb. Packet: 200 seeds.
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Packet

$4.75
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1 Ounce

$9.00
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1/4 Pound

$20.75
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1 Pound

$62.30
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5 Pounds

$280.00
Backordered Until Jan 22, 2022

25 Pounds

$1,250.00
Estimated Availability Jan 22, 2022
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SCIENTIFIC NAME: Cichorium spp.
CULTURE: Chicory prefers soil with a pH of 5.5–6.5. Suitable for growing anytime during the season but performs best in cool weather. For full-size chicory production see the Endive/Escarole culture, and the Italian Dandelion culture.
DAYS TO MATURITY: From emergence after direct seeding.
DIRECT SEEDING: Sow 3–5 seeds/inch in rows at least 2" apart.
SUCCESSION PLANTING: For a continuous supply, sow about every 2 weeks.
HARVEST: Harvest with a knife when leaves reach desired size, about 3–6". Cut about an inch above the soil to allow for clean regrowth, making sure to cut above the basal plate. Cut again when plants are at desired size, 5–14 days depending on variety.
AVG. SEEDING RATE:
Endive and Escarole: 1 oz./250', 1 lb./4,000'. Italian Dandelion: 1 oz./285', 1 lb./4,600'.
SEED SPECS: Avg. 18,900/oz.
PACKET: 200 seeds; Endive, Escarole, and Italian Dandelion: sows 4'.

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Latin Name

Cichorium intybus

Days To Maturity

Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.

40 baby; 56 full size

Life Cycle

Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).

Annual

Hybrid Status

Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.
Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.

Open Pollinated

Product Features

Cold Tolerant Cold Tolerant
Cold Tolerant

Cold Tolerant