(Cichorium intybus) Italian heirloom translated as 'Red Ball'. Attractive, small, bright wine-red heads 8-10cm across with white veins. Slightly bitter, tangy flavour. Young leaves used in salads; mature leaves cooked. One of the few red vegetables which retains its colour with heat. Frost tolerant. Slow to bolt. 65-85 days. 800 seeds
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