Chicory & Radicchio

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  • organic Demi-Hâtive de Malines Belgian endive seedOrganic Belgian Endive Demi-Hative De Malines seeds

    Belgian Endive, Demi-Hâtive de Malines (Organic)


    Cichorium intybus. Belgian / forcing type. 90 days for root; up to 260 days for forcing. Delicious Belgian / Witloof type endive, that can easily be forced in simple production conditions. Belgian endives are grown during the main season (direct sown in June). Roots are then dug in early fall and forced in darkness (either…

  • Organic Grumolo Rosso Chicory Seed

    Chicory, Grumolo Rosso (Organic)


    Grumolo Rosso is cold hardy and beautiful. Forms a delicious rosette in winter through spring that is so pretty it could be used as a boutonniere.

  • Chicory, Sugarloaf Borca (Organic)


    Cichorium intybus. Sugarloaf type. 80 days. Tall, green romaine-like “loafs” are sweet and crunchy. Usually hardy here in the Pacific Northwest all winter long, although temperatures below 20°F may damage heads. The Borca selection has had much better consistency and hardiness for us in our trials than other strains of sugarloaf. It became a staple…

  • Chicory, Trieste Sweet (Organic)


    Cichorium intybus. Rosette type. 35 days leaf; 60 head. Trieste Sweet is a cut-and-come-again chicory that is usually broadcast sown, and harvested at baby leaf stage for use in salad mixes. Known for regrowth after harvest. Young leaves are smooth with round tips, thin stems that have almost no ribbing, and a mild sweet flavor…

  • Chicory, Variegata di CastelfrancoChicory, Variegata di Castelfranco (Organic)

    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…

  • Bitter Is Better Chicory Mix

    Mix, Bitter Is Better (Organic)


    Cichorium intybus and Cichorium endivia. 30-60 days. Inspired by the delightful Sagra di Radicchio in Seattle, we bring you Bitter Is Better! This seed blend is a celebration of the Cichorium family of delicious, sweet, bitter greens and includes a diverse selection of chicory, radicchio, escarole, and endive. Leaf types vary from frisée to broad-leafed,…

  • Organic Radicchio La Rosa del Veneto seed

    Radicchio, La Rosa del Veneto (Organic)


    Cichorium intybus. Loose heading and tall heading type. 100-120 days. La Rosa Del Veneto is a pink leafed chicory of the type that has been “having a moment” since at least 2018. We’re hoping that moment is here to stay and that pink chicory will establish itself as more than a niche crop for fancy…

  • Radicchio, Orchidea (Organic)


    Cichorium intybus. Loose heading rosette type. 65 days. An unstoppable winter green. Semi-open rosette shaped heads with some variation in red and green variegation, speckling and tones. Good planted any time summer through fall. More resistant than other radicchios to winter predation from rodents. Harvest as heads or as cut-and-come-again leaf. Very winter hardy with…

  • Organic Palla Rossa Melot Radicchio seedOrganic Radicchio Palla Rossa Melot seeds

    Radicchio, Palla Rossa Melot (Organic)


    Cichorium intybus. Round heading type. 70 days. After extensive trialing, Palla Rossa Melot is the best open pollinated classic Palla Rossa radicchio we have found. Large, dense round heads of bright red and white leaves have a mild flavor and make a festive addition to the plate. Quicker to head up than many other varieties…

  • Organic Radicchio Rossa di Verona Arca SeedsRossa di Verona Arca Chicory

    Radicchio, Rossa di Verona Arca (Organic)


    Cichorium intybus. Round heading type. 75 days. An outstanding selection of a solid heading radicchio with a 4-6” tall, elongated shape. Deep red/purple leaves with broad white mid-ribs are nice and crunchy with the tangy bitterness that radicchio is known for. We loved this variety for our winter CSA, as the tight wrapping on the…

  • Organic Treviso Mesola Radicchio seedOrganic Treviso Mesola Radicchio seed

    Radicchio, Treviso Mesola (Organic)


    Cichorium intybus. Tall heading type. 80 days. Large heads have a deep red leaf color with crunchy white midribs. We have trialed dozens of radicchio varieties over the years and Treviso Mesola is a standout. Italians have many wonderful song-like names for vegetables. This variety is sometimes referred to by its long name, Radicchio Treviso…

  • Variegata Di Chioggia ChicoryVariegata Di Chioggia Chicory

    Radicchio, Variegata di Chioggia (Organic)


    Cichorium intybus. Round heading type. 75 days. Another standout from our extensive radicchio trials. Best for fall and early winter harvest. Heads are slightly variable in shape and size but all have a nice red-pink and white variegation, lacking the green of Castelfranco and Luisa types. Large, round heads (think iceberg lettuce) are beautiful and…