85-95 days from germination to head.
This beautiful Italian heirloom boasts round, cream-colored heads splashed with wine red. This colorful variety is becoming a rage in salads and very popular in Italy! Leaves are used as you would lettuce to make beautiful and tasty salads, and older leaves can be cooked. These require cool weather and shorter days of autumn to head up and reach their most brilliant coloration, so are mainly grown as fall crops.
Planting instructions: Sow radicchio in early spring about 2-3 weeks before the last frost and then again midsummer for a fall harvest. Sow in well-worked soil in a sunny location in rows 12 inches apart. We suggest spacing them about 10"-12" apart in a staggered, diagonal fashion. Does best in cool spring and fall/winter weather.