Cichorium intybus Catalogna Group (Common names)
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Names in common use
- English: Catalogna chicory
- French: chicorée asperge, chicorée catalogna
- Italian: catalogna ; catalogna da puntarelle
Sources and commentaries
Catalogna is a vegetable with big leaves (ca. 30-40 cm long) dented like dandelion, with which it is often confused by ignorants ; it is mostly eaten cooked. A subtype (?) produces sprouts which are eaten as mazzocchi or puntarelle as a salad.
- The young sprouts are called mazzocchi ; when they are longer, they are called puntarelle.