200 Seeds per pack
(Cichorium endivia) 52 days. Emerald Catalogna Heirloom Open Pollinated Chicory is in the Endive family. Emerald Catalogna produces deep cut broad dandelion like leaves and stalks used for early greens with asparagus like flavor. Rapid grower and slow to bolt.
Planting Instructions for Emerald Catalogna Chicory Seeds
Emerald Catalogna chicory is a cool season green (withstanding moderate frosts), which likes lots of even moisture and rich well drained soil. For Spring planting, you can plant Chicory seeds 2-4 weeks before the last frost, and for Fall crops plant 2-3 months before expected first frost. For an early Chicory crop in spring start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost, and transplant outdoors 2 weeks before last frost. To direct sow Heirloom Chicory seeds outdoors, sprinkle seeds evenly and cover with ¼” of soil, in wide rows 18″ apart. Germination should occur in 5-15 days in soil 45-75°F. Thin to 8-12″ apart. Mulch will help retain moisture and suppress weeds for optimum growth. Can start harvesting outer leaves when big enough to use. When Heirloom Chicory plants are full grown, cut off at the base to harvest.