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Characteristics: Annual leaf vegetable
Seed per packet: Approx 80
Heirloom 'Witloof' chicory originated in Belgium in the mid-1800s produces small creamy white heads around 15cm long with a mild nutty flavour.
Use in salads, stir-fried, grilled, baked and sautéed.
Witloof is Flemish for "white leaf."
Prefers moist fertile well-drained soil but grows well in almost any garden soil in a sunny position.
Tropical: All Seasons
Temperate: Early Spring to Late Summer
Cool: Spring & Autumn
Sow: 6mm deep
Sow direct or grow in trays.
Plant space: 20cm
Row Space: 30cm
Germination: 5-7 days
Maturity: 10 weeks