Zuckerhut

140 – Zuckerhut Chicory

$3.00$6.25

Certified Biodynamic

Sugarloaf-type. Elongated, tall, tapered, firm heads with yellow-white hearts. Leaves have a nutty-fresh taste and a slight bitterness, characteristic of all chicories. Wash the leaves in luke-warm water for milder taste. Stores in refrigerator for 6-8 weeks. For storage, leave outer leaves on the head, and pack heads loosely in a plastic bag to keep in moisture. For autumn and winter salad sow from mid-June to mid-July. Withstands light frost, but harvest before a hard freeze.
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Product Description

DAYS TO HARVEST
55-60

SOWING
Plant 1/8″ deep. Can germinate at 50-80 degrees with best results around 65 degrees.

LIGHT PREFERENCE
Little shade or full sun

SOIL REQUIREMENTS
Chicory is a light feeder and will still benefit from soil with compost or sprayed with compost tea or nettle spray upon transplant.

PLANT HEIGHT
12-18″

PLANT SPACING
12-14″

HARDINESS ZONES
Grows best in cooler temperatures (50-70 degrees). Some cold and light frost tolerance.

HARVEST
Harvest when the chicory has fully headed (~60 days) similar to a loose head of lettuce.

USES & COOKING SUGGESTIONS

Try it in a salad with toasted hazelnuts and pumkpin seeds, pears, and dress with a splash of balsamic vinegar and pumpkin seed oil.

Additional Information

Size

S ~ 100 seeds, L ~ 400 seeds

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