Chicory Sugar Loaf
Bright green variety that looks quite like a cos lettuce.The centre of the heart is less bitter as it is naturally blanched.
Plot Type:Outdoor plot
Class:Autumn and winter salad vegetable
Where To Sow: Sow thinly direct into the growing site 1cm deep in rows 35cm apart
What To Do Next: As soon as seedlings form third leaf thin out to 22cm apart. †Leaves can be picked regularly after about 4 weeks or leave until mature and harvest the whole head. Leave the stump in the ground and you will get a small re-growth of young leaves
Handy Tip: In the early stages, water if conditions become dry. Thereafter the plants will look after themselves. Their long tap roots will search out water in all but the driest of conditions.
Nutritional Value: A very good source of Dietary Fibre, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calciumand Iron.