Castelfranco Radicchio

The Edible Flower Castelfranco has a yellowish-cream leaf with red-speckles. This beautiful, tender, lettuce-like ball unfolds like a rose. It is also known as the Edible Flower. Uses: Castelfranco is delicious served raw in a salad. It is a very mild …

History of Radicchio

Ancient man consumed radicchio for its medicinal properties as a blood purifier and an aid for insomnia. Pretty nice credentials for something that looks and tastes so great! Modern cultivation of the plant began in the fifteenth century in the …

Chicory or Radicchio Varieties

Royal Rose Chicories Radicchio (cichorium intybus) is actually a member of the chicory family which includes Belgian endive. Radicchio is also known as the Italian chicory or red chicory. There are many different types of radicchio that are grown domestically …