Palla Rossa, organic seeds
Cichorium intybus var. foliosum
Is an old Italian sort of round, deeply wine-red, dense heads. The shining, glossy leaves have white, tender nerves. The flavour is mildly chicory-bitter, the milder the closer to the centre of the head. Palla Rossa is very decorative and easy to grow and surprisingly even in growth to be such an old sort. It should not be sown in cold soil because of the added risk of bolters. P. R. can handle some frost in the autumn. A portion contains about 250 seeds.
|Latin name:||Cichorium intybus var. foliosum|
|Botanic family:||The Sunflower Family - Asteraceae|
|Days to maturity:||70|