Chicory ‘Brussels Witloof’

1 pkt
Botanical Name
Cichorium intybus

Famous for the forced, blanched heads (chichons) that are loved by gourmets for their flavour and are used either cooked or raw in salads. In autumn when the roots are size the of a parsnip, lift from the ground and trim leaves to within 3-5cm of the root. Dig a trench 15cm deep in the garden and replant the roots upright side by side and re-cover with either soil or sand. Finally cover with a drum or box to exclude all light. Or plant in pots, keep soil moist, cover to prevent light and place indoors. The chichons will be ready to use in 8-12 weeks. 400 seeds.

Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Feb 27th
Temperate Climate Periods
Sep 1st to Apr 30th
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods
Mar 1st to Jun 30th