Lately I have been writing about vegetables I grew last year that I enjoyed eating and that also grew well in my northern garden. I particularly liked this organic Early Palla Rossa Radicchio. Rachicchio is part of the chicory family (chichorimum intybus) and this is the traditional head type. I hadn't grown radicchio before so I really didn't know what to expect. It is shown above not quite mature and still forming into a head.
Below are the stunning ruby red and white veined heads. I picked these at the end of October. The package said 85 days but I planted them early May and harvested quite late. I hauled more out of the garden mid-November. They just kept coming! Fall apparently is the best time to harvest as they are less bitter. They kept well in my fridge up until December. My kind of vegetable.
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