Chicory, Variegata di Castelfranco (Organic)
Cichorium intybus. Loose heading type. 70 days.
Chicories are becoming more popular in the Pacific Northwest with castelfranco and sugarloaf leading the charge. Why? Because they’re delicious! Variegata di Castelfranco is a big heading chicory with lots of bright colors, mostly green with red speckles. If planted in July or early August, it will head up for winter. If planted late, it can still be harvested as a loose head. If dug and forced, it creates a beautiful white and pink head similar to radicchio. A winter CSA staple because it is hardier than most other Cichorium varieties. Another great variety for risotto.