RADICCHIO

RADICCHIO

Radicchio (a red variety of chicory) was first grown commercially in this country in 1981 in California.
 

Radicchio looks like red cabbage, but it’s actually a chicory family member. This leaf is typically used for an accent in salads because of its steep cost as most radicchio lettuce arrives from Italy.
 

Lightly crisp with a slightly bitter taste, radicchio's shiny, cupped leaves are dark burgundy with contrasting white ribs.  The tightly packed heads range in size from a baseball to a softball.
It is a favorite in Italy and has been cultivated there since about the 16th century.
 

 

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