Chicory, Grumolo Rosso (Organic)

Cichorium intybus. Rosette type. 60 days.

Grumolo Rosso Chicory is cold hardy and beautiful. Forms a delicious rosette in winter through spring that is so pretty it could be used as a boutonniere. These dark red Grumolo type chicories are sometimes referred to as “The Rose of Winter”.  Also great harvested young for salad mix and as cut- and-come-again loose leaves. Shari Sirkin of Dancing Roots Farm in Troutdale, Oregon, tells us that Grumolo Rosso Chicory has relentless regrowth when harvested for loose leaf production. She loves it! Slightly bitter tasting, but the bitterness of the species is greatly reduced by frosts, soaking in cold water, a quick blanching or with light cooking. Great cooked in risotto. One of our most cold hardy winter greens

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