CHICORY – Mantovano

$2.95

Super-healthy chicory fresh from the garden

Mantovano produces heads that look remarkably like lettuce, but with a the distinctively bitter tang of chicory. If you haven’t grown these before, experiment a little, using young leaves as a salad green or for stir-fries. When the head forms, you can eat it fresh from the garden or cover it with a plant pot for a couple of weeks to make it paler and sweeter. It just depends what you prefer. Chicory has anti-inflammatory properties and makes an unusual addition to your healthy diet.

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Mantovano produces heads that look remarkably like lettuce, but with a the distinctively bitter tang of chicory. If you haven’t grown these before, experiment a little, using young leaves as a salad green or for stir-fries. When the head forms, you can eat it fresh from the garden or cover it with a plant pot for a couple of weeks to make it paler and sweeter. It just depends what you prefer. Chicory has anti-inflammatory properties and makes an unusual addition to your healthy diet.

Days to Harvest

90 days

Position/Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Shade

Watering

Medium

Plant Spacing

25-30cm

Plant Height

30cm

Additional Features

Cut-and-Come-Again, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Heirloom

How to Sow

If you may still get late frosts in spring, sow your chicory in containers in a protected spot. Otherwise, you can sow after the last frosts where they are to grow.

How to Harvest

Cut the leaves any time you like. They’re a very attractive addition to winter salads. When mature, the plant will form a head much like a lettuce. Then it’s up to you to decide whether you’ll eat it just like that or whether you want to try blanching by excluding light.

Common Name:CHICORY - Mantovano
Scientific Name:Cichorium intybus
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 750
Germination Time:7-21 days
Days to Harvest:90 days
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun, Part Shade
Watering:Medium
Plant Height:30cm
Plant Spacing:25-30cm
Sow Depth:5-10mm
Row Spacing:50cm
Companion Plants:Clover, Legumes
Cool Sow:Oct-Nov
Warm Sow:Sep-Nov
Tropical Sow:Apr-Jun
Additional Features:Cut-and-Come-Again, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Heirloom
Growing Information

How to Sow

If you may still get late frosts in spring, sow your chicory in containers in a protected spot. Otherwise, you can sow after the last frosts where they are to grow.

How to Harvest

Cut the leaves any time you like. They’re a very attractive addition to winter salads. When mature, the plant will form a head much like a lettuce. Then it’s up to you to decide whether you’ll eat it just like that or whether you want to try blanching by excluding light.

Product Details
Common Name:CHICORY - Mantovano
Scientific Name:Cichorium intybus
Seeds Per Packet:Approx 750
Germination Time:7-21 days
Days to Harvest:90 days
Position/Sunlight:Full Sun, Part Shade
Watering:Medium
Plant Height:30cm
Plant Spacing:25-30cm
Sow Depth:5-10mm
Row Spacing:50cm
Companion Plants:Clover, Legumes
Cool Sow:Oct-Nov
Warm Sow:Sep-Nov
Tropical Sow:Apr-Jun
Additional Features:Cut-and-Come-Again, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Heirloom