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Castelfranco Variegated Radicchio
Castelfranco Variegated Radicchio
Sale price: $2.75


  • Open pollinated. 80 days.
  • Italians call it “A flower for eating.” 
  • Round slightly open heads have creamy white leaves generously splashed with violet and burgundy. 
  • Under cold conditions formerly dull green heads whiten and become a winter rose with tender, delicate leaves, crisp and slightly fragrant. 
  • Best planted in late July or August for winter harvest.

Planting Directions:  Plant in early spring and again in early July for a fall harvest.  Soil temperature should be 55-75˚ for best germination with seed planted 1/4” deep. Thin plants when they are 1” high to 8” apart.  Protect from hot weather by using shade cloth. Greens harvested in colder weather tend to be sweeter.