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Chicory Puntarelle di Galatina (Early)


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  • Model: LR
  • 9 Units in Stock

350/400 seeds approx ( by weight, it may vary due to seeds size, season after season)

Puntarelle are glorious to eat!

Puntarella  is the Roman Italian word for little shoot. 
So puntarella is one shoot,  and puntarelle – with an ‘e‘ at the end is the plural and means many shoots.

In Rome, they are traditionally eaten cut into fine strips lengthways. 
Then they are iced (for about an hour is best) so that they tenderise & curl. 
To serve they are dressed with a big flavoured anchovy and lemon juice (or red wine vinegar) dressing. 
Serve with fettunta – a good bread, toasted and drizzled with excellent extra virgin olive oil.

Plant produces an head with few leaves very pointy and erect and into the center numerous buds that Italian eat as a real delicatessen, raw or cooked (very versatile).

This is the famous variety from Puglia!

A real Experience !

·         Sow thinly 13mm deep in June to Sept, outdoors, harvest Oct to January.

·         30/35 cm on the same row, 40/50 cm between rows.

·         Keep weed free and well watered..

·         Fantastic in salads (as per tradition)  or cooked.

This product was added to our catalog on Monday 02 June, 2014.