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Cichorium intybus 65 days. A colorful twist on this super performing green. Deep, maroon-red stems set off the forest green leaves for a spicy, delightful addition to your mixed green salads. Upright heads keep the 10–12 inch leaves nice and clean. Approximately 87 seeds per 1/8 gram.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Susan P.

nhas not come up yet may have planted too eary

Italian Dandelion can be planted when the soil is about 50°F. The seeds should be covered lightly, about 1/8'. Kept well watered, within a couple weeks they should be emerging. As always, our products are backed by our full guarantee! We want you, our customers, to be 100% satisfied with the seed, plants and supplies that you purchase from us. If anything you buy from Territorial proves to be unsatisfactory, we will either replace the item (if available) or refund the purchase price (up to 1 year from purchase). Contact our customer service (Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM Pacific Time) at either 800-626-0866 or

Tita D.
For the flowers!

I grow these for the china-blue flowers. They reseed aggressively. All summer, we have tall stalks of irregularly spaced blue blossoms; in fall the goldfinches love the seeds. Buy once, have forever! [like nasturtiums and sunchokes]

Soil Temp for Germ 50–70°F
Seed Depth ¼–½"
Seed Spacing 1–2"
Days to Emergence 2–15
Thin Plants to 6–12"
Row Spacing 16–18"
Fertilizer Needs Low
Seeds per Gram Listed per variety

Savor the flavors that fill the kitchens of Europe. Fast and easy to grow, greens are excellent sources of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. Enjoy them in soups, lightly steamed, or raw for a low calorie and highly nutritious part of your diet.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Gourmet greens perform best when planted in early spring or fall
• Most will tolerate light to moderate frosts with minimal cover
• Plants are most vigorous and the flavors are better when daytime air temperatures are between 60-70°F
• Most greens are best direct sown
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet, and 1 inch of compost
• Cover seeds with Reemay or Grow Guard 20 to help deter birds and improve germination
• Sow greens every couple of weeks to ensure a continuous supply of young plants

Direct Sowing
• Use row cover to improve germination and prevent soil crusting
• Thin as soon as 2-3 true leaves have formed

• Start indoors 4-6 weeks before anticipated transplant date

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Aphids and flea beetles
• Insect control: Strong spray of water, or applications of Pyrethrin or Neem oil
• Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation, and proper plant spacing allows air circulation to prevent molds

Harvest & Storage
• Harvest greens frequently and when young
• As with all greens, a rinse in cold water will help preserve the flavor and texture

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