Introduce our Heirloom Raddiccio Paella Rosa, a unique and flavorful radicchio variety that's perfect for adding a touch of color and taste to any dish. This variety of Italian chicory, known for its bright pink and green leaves and slightly bitter taste, is believed to have originated in the Veneto region of Italy, where it's been grown for centuries.
Our Heirloom Raddiccio Paella Rosa is grown using sustainable farming methods, ensuring that it's free from harmful chemicals or pesticides, making it not only safe to consume but also environmentally friendly. This radicchio is a rich source of vitamins A and K, antioxidants and low in calories, making it a great choice for those looking to maintain a healthy diet.
This variety is perfect for those who want to add a unique and satisfying flavor to their dishes, and it's also great for those who want to grow their own heirloom radicchio. It's easy to grow and perfect for both novice and experienced gardeners.
Palla Rossa is a type of chicory is a perennial, but grown as an annual in most of the region. These grow like a cabbage with brilliant red heads with white veins. They grow best in cool weather and are normally grown in spring or fall. The color deepens as the temperature becomes cooler. Raducchio’s are little bitter and spicy when eaten raw but mellows considerable when cooked.
Germination Days: 10 - 14
Hardiness Zones: 4-9, Perennial
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Plant Spacing: 8”
Row Spacing: 12”
Growth Habit: Upright
Soil Preference: Rich, sandy, light and well-drained, 5.0-7.0 pH
Temp Preference: Cool
Light Preference: Full sun to partial shade
Days to Maturity: 75 days
Pests/diseases: Fairly disease resistant. Might be susceptible to wire worms or root maggots in the early spring
Palla Rossa prefers soil conditions similar to lettuce: loose, well-drained soil with a higher than average fertility, especially nitrogen. Spring planting can usually be grown with transplants set out about 3 to 4 weeks before the last frost date. For fall planting, sow directly or set out transplants in late July or very early August timeframe. Sow about 3-4 seeds every 12 inches apart in rows that are 16” apart. Set transplants at same depth they were growing. Provide a constant source of water. This variety is cold hardy and can survive temperatures in 20s.
Diseases and pests. Nothing much bothers these. You might have some problems with wire worms or root maggots in the early spring, but these can be controlled by using paper collars.
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