Romeo | 80/85 Day Rossa di Verona Chicory Seed

$5.00$107.00 AUD excl gst

Romeo is part of a professional Rosso di Verona range that combines tradition and production requirements; traditional head size that allows good yield

One of the older types, Rosso di Verona dates back to the 18th century when like most radicchio of the time, it was produced by forcing. Through generations of selection it became the field heading variety we recognize today. Named after their center of production in the Veneto, Rosso di Verona are characterized by their small size (about the size of a large fist), compact egg-shaped heads, and prominent central white midrib on the leaves. While they are more assertive in their bitterness than the other red heading types, there is a lovely interplay between the bitterness of the leaf and the sweetness of the white midrib especially well into the autumn and into periods of consistent frosts

Primarily a cooking radicchio Romeo has a manageable size that is perfect for wedging and grilling, roasting or sauteeing. A top choice in our home for pizza toppings, grilled veg + radicchio sandwiches or to toss with pasta


Selection Cycles (days to maturity slots). For most vegetables growers stagger planting dates to provides a continuous harvest. With radicchio, a different strategy is employed. For most, heading radicchio is best suited to seeding around the summer solstice, Dec 21st to Jan 3rd, transplanting 3-4 weeks later. To achieve extended harvest periods, rather than staggering planting dates, radicchio uses days-to-maturity options within a type. These are often referred to as “slots” with many types having early, mid, and late slotted varieties

Contact us for larger production quantities. Ref #SM 4.14, 80/85 day, Rossa di Verona

*Romeo is offered as part of the “Gusto Italiano Project”, a collaborative partnership . Certified organic seed bred in Italy by Smarties.Bio

Key features

  • Days to Maturity from transplant (slot): 80/85 days (early/mid)
  • Field heading variety
  • Traditional small, fist sized, egg shape
  • Good yield
  • Professional product for production requirements
  • Widely adaptable, will grow in all temperate areas
  • Suits fresh market
  • Good storage, early day variety

Links for all other Rosso di Verona Chicory selection cycles are in Growing Information below

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