Organic Chicory: Pain De Sucre (Sugar Loaf)


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Large leafy variety with a sweeter taste than other chicorys. A good late alternative to cos lettuce.

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Organic Chicory: Pain De Sucre (Sugar Loaf). Cichorium intybus.

A sugar loaf type of chicory which has a sweeter taste than some other chicorys. A good alternative to lettuce and slightly frost hardy.

How to grow:
Sow seeds thinly into well prepared soil May to September, or later in a polytunnel. Harvest individual leaves when small, or allow to grow till it gets a heart.

Problem solving:
Keep slugs off when young. Grow in full sunshine.

Favourite ways to eat them:
Blanching, (sit it for a couple of minutes in boiling salted water) and then frying lightly with oil and garlic is pretty scrummy. Also great for crunchy salads in autumn and early winter.

Cultural history:
Native in Europe, a member of the dandlion family, it’s roots used as a coffee substitute.

Avg contents:  500 seeds.

Additional information

Weight 0.005 g


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