Chicory Cichorium Intybus Seeds

Chicory Cichorium Intybus Seeds

CODE: CHICORY

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CHICORY

Cichorium Intybus



Season: Perennial
Height: 48 - 72 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer/Fall
Environment: Full Sun/Partial Shade
Zones: 3-11

Chicory Cichorium Intybus is very easy to grow, in fact once established it will grow without any care at all. The plant will only make leaf growth the first year, and then will flower the second year and successive season. Chicory flowers have blue blossoms consisting of ray flowers that are formed at end of stems and stem leaf axils, and the flowers are the most obvious in the morning and close later in the day. The flowers have numerous parts and are wide up to 1.5 inches. Blooms first appear in late spring and continue into mid fall.

Chicory Cichorium Intybus is cultivated since ancient times for its leaves, is used for salads. It is usually blanched by covering with litter to make it less bitter; whole or shredded leaves are served with oil and vinegar as salads; blanched hearts serve as a vegetable. Root-chicory, established in Europe during, the Napoleanic blockade, is cultivated for roots used as a coffee substitute. When blended with ground coffee, they enhance the flavor and aroma of the brew.

Chicory is widely knows as an edible plant for medicines and cooking.


PLANTING

Sow Inside: Winter
Sow Outside: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: 1/8 Inch
Days to Emerge: 14 to 28

CHICORY Cichorium Intybus Seeds

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