Benefits of Radicchio
cool season vegetable
At its natural habitat, radicchio is a coolseason vegetable. Althoughgrown in some parts of USA, a majority of it is imported from the Mediterranean, especially from Italy. Some of the varieties are grown locally and marketed year around in California state. If you grow in your home garden, ensure its edible head is blanched appropriately before harvesting (as in endives). In some parts, forced second growth (heads) are harvested, while its green, bitter, first heads discarded. To harvest, cut its round compact head off the root and trim away all its outer coppergreen leaves, just as in cabbage.