Cutting Back Radicchio - Knowledgebase Question

Head of the Harbor, NY
Question by boconne
August 27, 1998
When cutting back radicchio, are the first radicchio leaves edible?

Answer from NGA
August 27, 1998


Radicchio is not really a "cutting green"; usually radicchio is left to form a head without any cutting backat all -- the leaves would be edible but I think you might stunt the plant. You might try making successive plantings in order to harvest over a longer period.

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