VEGETABLE - SALAD GREENS, GRUMOLO VERDE, RADICCHIO Scientific Name:
Cichorium intybus speciesSeeds:
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- Grumolo Verde is a Mediterranean salad-green that is a very cold-hardy, non-forcing or ‘sugarloaf’ type of chicory with rounded leaves that matures into a lettuce-like head.
- It is a tap rooted perennial that is often sown as a ‘cut and come again’ salad leaf.
- Grumolo Verde prefers a sunny site, but will tolerate a little shade.
- Water thoroughly during dry weather to prevent bolting.
- It can be grown in containers or beds of loam-based compost and be spaced 23-30cm apart.
- Pick leaves as required, taking care not to over-harvest, as this weakens the plant.
- Alternatively, cut the whole head and leave the roots to re-sprout.
- Excellent in salads – mix with colors of red, green and white and add tomatoes and a sweet dressing.
Medicinal Uses. It is said that:
- The leaves and heads.
- Will stay fresh for up to 1 month in the fridge.
- Chicory is said to be digestive, diuretic, laxative and reducing inflammation.
- A liver and gall bladder tonic – used for rheumatism and gout.
- Rich in folate, flavonoids, vitamins and minerals, especially in vitamins A and K, and is high in fiber.
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