DAYS TO HARVEST
For baby leaf salad, harvested anytime after the leaves begin to open (30-45 days)
Plant 1/8″ deep. Can germinate at 50-80 degrees with best results around 65 degrees.
Little shade or full sun
Chicory is a light feeder and will still benefit from soil with compost or sprayed with compost tea or nettle spray upon transplant.
Grows best in cooler temperatures (50-70 degrees). Some cold and light frost tolerance.
Harvest as cut greens (30-45 days) or when the chicory has fully headed (~70 days) similar to a head of lettuce.
USES & COOKING SUGGESTIONS
Two traditional favorites: bake chicons wrapped in ham, jarlsberg cheese and covered in a cream sauce, or chop for a festive winter salad with figs, orange pieces and walnuts, tossed with heavy cream, a dash of lemon juice, herb salt and paprika.