Radicchio 'Rossa di Treviso' is the classic tall Italian radicchio. Upright with red and white striped leaves with large pure white stems. This variety is grown in the Treviso area in Italy in winter and is eaten, root and all, simply pan fried or grilled. It has high resistance to cold. It is a very early variety that is suitable for harvesting from the end of summer and throughout the winter. The plant has red leaves that are very crunchy, long, erect and enveloping with large white, crisp stalks. Radicchio also grows well in containers, pots, or raised beds. It can be interspersed between plants in your garden, the red leaves are very showy and it grows well under leaves of other plants in partial shade. Radicchio grows well during the cooler spring and summer months in cooler locations. If it matures during the warmest months of summer, the leaves turn bitter. Radicchio grown in the autumn or over the winter retains its sweet flavour.
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