Dark green leaves with red petioles and excellent flavor. Very similar to Red Rib. Good tolerance to both warm and cool weather. Fairly uniform but there is some variation with darkness of stem color, plant habit and leaf shape. Perennial frequently grown as an annual crop. Also known as Italian Dandelion. Tags: Color: Bi-Colored, Specialty: Cooking Green, Specialty: Bolt Resistant, Season: Spring Fall Winter, Certification: Organic.
Native to northern Middle East to southern Balkan Peninsula. Naturalized to North America, Europe and Australia. Food and medicinal plant used by Egyptians, Greeks and Romans for the roots and shoots in spring like dandelion. Delicious chicory recipes