(Cichorium intybus)

Barbe de Capucin

Perennial plant with long, narrow, dark green leaves, which measures 40 cm in height. Leaves have a sweet flavour. To blanch, tie plants up three weeks before harvesting. Also suitable for the production of hellweed, if roots are placed in a dark spot at

Sow in holes and thin out after one month, leaving 10 cm between each plant. Water in summer.