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Monday, 01 August 2011 18:48


Chicory is a short term, broad-leafed perennial vegetable with an extensive taproot. Chicory resembles lettuce and the two are related, both members of the Daisy family. Lettuce has yellow flowers and the flowers of chicory are a lovely soft blue, but the flowers are rarely seen because these vegetables are grown for their leaves as salad. There are two main types of chicory, one which is grown for its root (Witloof), and the other which is grown for its head of leaves (Radicchio).

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