Red-Veined Chicory
Red-Veined ChicoryPacket: ~80 seeds (0.04 gram) More info240 available
Commonly called Italian Dandelion, Red-Veined Chicory (Chicorium intybus) is an extremely hearty, easy-to-grow leafy green. Dense in vitamins and minerals, chicory leaves are excellent raw, steamed, braised, or stir-fried. The leaf stems become quite sweet in cooler temperatures. This leafy green is also quite bitter and is excellent for poor digestions. . . though most of the bitterness disappears when cooked. This chicory is also grown for its root, which is commonly baked and ground to be used as a coffee substitute. 60 days. Perennial.