Leaf chicory "Catalogna frastagliata" - Cichorium intybus var. foliosum.
Middle-season leafy variety. The plant forms a powerful raised rosette. The leaves are very delicate, oval-elongated, green, smooth, even along the edge. Petioles are white. Young leaves contain a large amount of vitamin C, carotene, B vitamins, valuable organic acids. Sowing seeds in open ground at the end of April - May. In the summer and autumn seasons, the leaves are cut off repeatedly as they grow back.
For a continuous harvest of leaves, sowing is carried out from April to August. 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 endive.