Radicchio Growing Guide

Radicchio, also known as Chicory

Crop Rotation Group

Miscellaneous 

Soil

Rich, moisture-retentive soil with plenty of compost dug in.

Position

Full sun.

Frost tolerant

Tolerates frost but is injured by hard freezes.

Feeding

Drench with an organic liquid plant food when heads begin to form.

Companions

Endive, Mizuna, Tatsoi and Mustard.

Spacing

Single Plants: 9" (25cm) each way (minimum)
Rows: 7" (20cm) with 11" (30cm) row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Start seeds indoors or sow them where you want plants to grow in early spring or early fall. Radicchio grows best when temperatures are cool.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

In early winter, plants can be lifted and grown indoors during winter.

Harvesting

Some varieties are more bolt resistant than others when grown in spring.

Troubleshooting

Bitter flavor is often due to hot weather.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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Pests which Affect Radicchio