Radicchio 'Palla Rossa Melot' (Cichorium intybus) - Seed AS


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Round heading type 70 days

"After extensive trialing, Palla Rossa Melot is the best open pollinated classic Palla Rossa radicchio we have found. Large, dense round heads of bright red and white leaves have a mild flavor and make a festive addition to the plate. Quicker to head up than many other varieties means you can plant a bit late and still have good results. Best for early fall through early winter harvest. Other sources indicate this variety is not winter hardy but we have found the opposite to be true – heads overwinter in our field just fine with lows around 25˚F. Even after several deep freezes, once the outer leaves are removed, the inner leaves remain well-protected. Just make sure to eat them before the voles do. This selection is originally from Italian seed company, Franchi Seeds, and we are continuing to select it for good head formation and consistent red and white coloration."

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