Chicory Red Ball Averto (Med To Late)

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It is famous for its beautiful heads and excellent flavour. Sow this variety in summer for autumn to winter harvesting. Peel the outer leaves away to find the highly prized ‘ball’ inside.

  • Size: 5gm

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Chicory Red Ball Averto (Med To Late)

Chicory Red Ball Averto (Med To Late) is a selected strain from Italy. It is famous for its beautiful heads and excellent flavour. Sow this variety in summer for autumn to winter harvesting. Peel the outer leaves away to find the highly prized ‘ball’ inside. Eat the young leaves in tossed salads, and use cooked leaves similarly to spinach in stir-fries and quiches.

Cultivation Advice Chicory Red Ball Averto (Med To Late)

  • Sow thinly 13mm deep under protection in February to April for earliest harvest in summer, or Jun to August outdoors to harvest Oct-Dec.
  • Sow under glass for all year round fresh ‘salad leaves’.
  • Keep weed free and well watered.
  • In late autumn when temperatures fall, the outer leaves will close together tightly to form heads and the colours will intensify.
  • To remove bitterness boil or steam the leaves or fresh leaves add zest to a mixed salad