Possibly one of the most beautiful vegetables of all, this gorgeous, variegated heirloom radicchio has incredibly delicious, mild flavour and delectably crisp texture. the overlapping cream coloured leaves are speckled liberally with crimson, becoming more pale towards the sweet centres of the tightly packed heads. Radicchio di Lusia is an early maturing chicory for summer or fall harvest. Plant Radicchio di Lusia seeds for heads that are a little bit less bitter than those with darker red coloration like Rossa di Verona. Radicchio makes a splendid grilled vegetable, drizzled with olive oil, and then slightly charred before adding a few drops of balsamic vinegar.
Matures in 85 days. (Open-pollinated seeds)