Use the leaves fresh in salads or cook them; dry and
grind the roots to use as a coffee substitute, or alternately,
dig the roots in the fall, trim them to 8 inches, pot them, keep
them in a dark location and in about three weeks you can
harvest the delicate growing tips, known as Belgian endive, a
real delicacy. Plant seed directly in the garden in the early
spring, or in peat pots.
Sow Chicory seed in early spring after danger of frost
is past. Plant seed thinly in rows 24 inches apart. Thin
Chicory Witloof to 12 inches apart when plants are 2 inches
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How to grow
Benefits of Chicory
Uses ( Includes how to use for coffee substitute )
TRM514 Catalogna Pugliese Chicory ( Chichorium interbus )
Italian specialty, Strongly serrated green leaf, long white stem, cook or serve fresh in salad. Best for fall growing.
GO18 Coffee Chicory ( Chichorium interbus )
An easy to grow coffee substitute costing pennies per pound.
The large roots are roasted and ground to make a delicious
caffeine free drink.