500+ Palla Rosa Radicchio Seeds Non-GMO
Latin Name: Cichorium intybus
Other Names: Palla Rosa Radicchio, salad chicory
Days to Maturity: 80-85 days
Hardiness Zone: 4-10
Planting Depth: 1/4”
Plant Spacing: 12-18”
Row Spacing: 2’
Growth Habit: Upright herbaceous
Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained
Temp Preference: 50-72℉
Light Preference: Full sun, partial shade
Pests/diseases: Aphids, thrips, ants
Color: Purple, red
Heirloom and Non-GMO Palla Rosa Radicchio is ready in 80-85 days in the garden. Radicchio is growing in popularity, and is known for its red leaves with white veins. Palla Rosa has one of the best color contrasts of all the Radicchios as it grows to 4 inches in diameter. Radicchio has a bitter, spicy, tangy taste that gets sweeter when cooked.
Palla Rosa Radicchio Growth Habits:
Palla Rosa Radicchio can be direct sown into the garden. Once thinned, space Radicchio 12” apart. Heads will grow and have green outer leaves. Green leaves are not typically eaten, but they can be. Most will harvest and use red leaves and remove green leaves. Palla Rosa Radicchio can be grown in containers as well.
Various Uses for Palla Rosa Radicchio:
Used primarily for salads, Palla Rosa Radicchio is used for salads due to its bitter and spicy taste. Radicchio is a delicious addition to a mixed green salad. Radicchio loses a lot of bitterness when cooked and even becomes sweeter. Sauté with a bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper. In Italy, Radicchio is often grilled in this manner with a bit of lemon.
Palla Rosa Radicchio Benefits:
Full of Vitamin K, Radicchio helps with brain function. Studies have shown lower levels of memory loss in elderly test subjects that had a diet rich in Vitamin K. This vitamin is also credited with heart health because it helps arteries flow easier. Fiber in Palla Rosa Radicchio aids in digestive health.