Highly uniform strain. Long, deep green, slender, deeply cut dandelion-like leaves with white midribs and asparagus like flavor. Quick growing once established, enjoy tender spring stalks. Slow-bolting and upright. May overwinter outdoors in mild winter climates, enjoys early start in greenhouse beds or coldframe. Perennial frequently grown as an annual crop. Also known as Italian Dandelion. Tags: Color: Green, Specialty: Baby Greens, Specialty: Cooking Green, Season: Spring Fall Winter, Seed: Safe Seed Pledge.
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