Leaf chicory "Catalogna Puntarelle Brindisina" - Cichorium intybus var. foliosum.
Early leafy variety. The plant forms a powerful raised rosette. The leaves are very delicate, elongated, green. Petioles are white. Young leaves contain a large amount of vitamin C, carotene, B vitamins, valuable organic acids.
For a continuous harvest of leaves, sowing is carried out from April to August.
In the summer and autumn seasons, the leaves are cut off repeatedly as they grow back.
Used for preparing salads.
Sowing is carried out at the end of May (earlier sowing leads to stalking). The seeding depth is 1-2 cm.
Care consists in loosening, watering, feeding.
Eng.: Leaf chicory. Suom.: Salaattisikuri. Sven.: Cikoria.