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Chicory -Seeds

Chicory -Seeds Image

This biennial has toothed base leaves and beautiful blue flowers.
Chicory can be used as a garnish in salads the leaves are rich in iron, calcium and enhances the flavour of all your salads.
The young root is steamed as a vegetable or roasted and mixed with ground coffee to counteract coffee's stimulant effect.
The leaves of Chicory can also be used as a poultice for inflammation


Seed is now available only from our new, secure shop at
AustralianGardener.net.au


Degree of difficulty in germination.....2/10 (1 is easy - 10 very difficult) Seasonal