Radicchio (pronounced ra-DEE-kee-o) has evolved
into one of today's tastiest gourmet greens. A member of the Cichorium
genus, Radicchio is a specific variety of Cichorium intybus which
also contains the herb commonly known as
Chicory. While it is technically a perennial, it is most often grown
as an annual.
Wild Radicchios or, as they are sometimes called, red
chicories, are challenging to grow because consistency in color and head
formation is a problem. Our Indigo Radicchio is an F1 hybrid with
more consistently uniform, medium-large heads and a beautiful burgundy color. Indigo
is a reliable Radicchio in hot and cool weather and is very tolerant to tipburn as well as being resistant to bottom rot.