Chicory Seeds - Totem

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Catalogue Code: 3031-0536

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Excellent forcing variety of chicory that’s compact and has a great flavour. Add to salads, steamed or braised with olive oil. Delicious!

Key Features

  • Perfect for pots and containers
  • Disease resistant
  • Prefers full sun

Pack Contents: 50 Seeds

Description

Excellent forcing variety of chicory that’s compact and has a great flavour. Add to salads, steamed or braised with olive oil. Delicious!

Sowing outdoors

Create a 2cm (3/4 in) deep row in the soil. Water the row well before sowing. Sow seeds thinly in the row and cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil. Keep soil moist until seedlings are established. When seedlings produce a head of leaves thin to plants at 20cm (8in) apart.

Growing on

Keep crops regularly well-watered.

Forcing for sweet and succulent white-leaf crops.

Lift plants in October or November, cutting off the leaves to leave a 2.5cm (1 in) stump. Place five stumps upright in a 20cm (8in) pot. Pack moist soil or sand around the roots. Place in full darkness around 12°C (55°F). Remove plants in two to three weeks and your chicory plants will be tender, succulent and white-green.

Growing Calendar

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How to Guide

Row Spacing

25cm (10in) apart