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Cichorium intybus 'Kristalkopf Snowflake'

Chicory

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Key information

Plant type

Vegetable

Flower colour

Pink

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

There are many types of chicory, all have a very distinctive, bitter taste. Most varieties are good winter crops colourful leaves. They are ideal for salads and some types can also be cooked. There are three different types of chicory 'forcing' chicory, red chicory or radicchio and 'non-forcing' chicory. 'Kristalkopf Snowflake' is a 'non-forcing' chicory which grows like a lettuce. It produces heads of crispy leaves with a soft heart.

Genus: Cichorium

Species: intybus

Cultivar: Kristalkopf Snowflake

Plant type: Vegetable

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 120cm

Spread: 15cm

Time to plant seeds: February to September


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