Closely related to endive or radicchio, Sugarloaf is a variety of chicory: a bitter, sweet and crunchy green. It is delicious raw as a salad (think blue cheese dressing), or sliced lengthwise and roasted (my favorite).
+/- 250 Seeds
Certified organic by Quebec Vrai
Seed in June or early July for a late summer or fall harvest. Seeds can be direct seeded or transplanted. Plan on 85-90 days to maturity for direct seeded chicory. Holds exceptionally well in the field and in storage.
We ship throughout Canada. You can select one of two flat rate shipping options at checkout: $5 for lettermail or $17 for expedited (with Canada Post).
Alternately, you can choose to pick up your order at the farm in Farrellton, QC.
We're trialing and breeding new varieties!
This is the most challenging and thrilling part of our work.
The trialing allows us to test varieties of a same species side by side and determine which one(s) taste and perform the best.
Breeding and variety maintenance means selecting for traits that are desirable such as flavor, texture, disease resitance, earliness and hardiness, just to mention a few.
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If you're not 100% satisfied with your purchase, let us know and we'll make it right!
But we'd also love to hear from you if you see something wicked cool in your garden or if you know of a variety in need of stewardship.