Radicchio is a colourful variety of Italian red lettuce. With long, delicate magenta leaves and creamy white veins, Radicchio has a slightly bitter, yet nutty which mellows when grilled, roasted or slow cooked. Can be eaten raw or cooked. Outer leaves can be harvested any time after they have begun to open.
Health benefits: Extremely rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants. A good source of Vitamin A, C, K, potassium and calcium. Stimulates digestion, detoxifies the liver, reduces appetite and calms hunger. Regulates blood sugar levels and boasts high antioxidant content.
Care: Ideally plant in full sun into a garden bed which is fertile, enriched in organic matter and well drained. Mulching is recommended to help conserve water.
Plant height: 30cm
Plant apart: 30cm
Harvest time: 9-16 weeks