How to grow radiccio - Knowledgebase Question

Tallahassee, FL
Question by lomax
March 30, 1998
What are the best growing conditions--soil, light, temperature, months to plant, time to harvest, etc.--for radicchio in a South Georgia/North Florida backyard garden plot?


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Answer from NGA
March 30, 1998

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Radicchio can be grown in your area in the fall and winter. Fertilize and water the same as you would any salad vegetable.

Radicchio has only recently been introduced into this country. It is a member of the chicory family. Two varieties are recommended for Florida, 'Giulo' and 'Augusto.'

In a test conducted in Ocala, about 80% of the plants produced marketable heads in 3 to 4 months of growing time.
Some problems were bolting, tip burn, and frequent failure to produceheads.

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