Cichorium intybus ‘Kristalkopf Snowflake’


  • Botanical name: Cichorium intybus 'Kristalkopf Snowflake'
  • Common name: Chicory
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
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Chicory is a bitter-tasting vegetable, used as a winter crop and harvested to eat in autumn and early spring salads. It thrives in well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. There are three different types of chicory: ‘forcing’ chicory, red chicory or radicchio and ‘non-forcing’ chicory.


Cichorium intybus ‘Kristalkopf Snowflake’ is a ‘non-forcing’ chicory which grows a lot like lettuce. It bears heads of crispy leaves with a soft heart.

How to grow Cichorium 'Kristalkopf Snowflake'

  • Plant size

    1.2m height

    15cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not Plant in January

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Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Cichorium 'Kristalkopf Snowflake' and wildlife

Cichorium 'Kristalkopf Snowflake' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Cichorium 'Kristalkopf Snowflake' poisonous?

Cichorium 'Kristalkopf Snowflake' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People