Castelfranco Variegated Radicchio
- Open pollinated. 80 days.
- Italians call it “A flower for eating.”
- Round slightly open heads have creamy white leaves generously splashed with violet and burgundy.
- Under cold conditions formerly dull green heads whiten and become a winter rose with tender, delicate leaves, crisp and slightly fragrant.
- Best planted in late July or August for winter harvest.
Planting Directions: Plant in early spring and again in early July for a fall harvest. Soil temperature should be 55-75? for best germination with seed planted 1/4” deep. Thin plants when they are 1” high to 8” apart. Protect from hot weather by using shade cloth. Greens harvested in colder weather tend to be sweeter.