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Witloof, chicory, Belgian endive, radicchio

Cichorium intybus

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Cool-weather vegetable sown into neutral, well-drained soil, 60F/15C, spacing rows 12" and individual plants 6-8" apart. Full sun and cool, mild weather important. Best cultural conditions can vary significantly depending on cultivar; some are suitable for early spring planting, other frost-tolerant varieties are summer-sown and harvested in fall. Hardy to zone 3

Italian chicory or radicchio, a subtype of Cichorium intybus, can be sown throughout fall and spring, and winter in warmer areas, as long as cool, mild weather prevails. Witloof or Belgian endive, another subtype, may be forced in a root cellar, in winter, 50-60F/10-15C

Endive, escarole (Cichorium endivia)

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