Cichorium intybus Radicchio Group (Common names)
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Names in common use
- English: radicchio, red-leaved chicory
- German: Radicchio
- Dutch: roodlof, radicchio rosso
- Swedish: radicchiosallad
- French: chicorée italienne, chicorée rouge
- Italian: radicchio
- Spanish: radicchio
- Catalan: radicchio
- Portuguese: radicchio
- Russian: радиккьо, радиччио, итальянский цикорий - radikkjo, radiččio, italjanskij cikorij
- Croatian: radić
- Hungarian: vörös cikória, radikkió
Sources and commentaries
Radicchio has a broader meaning in Italian, but has spread internationally as the denoting the Radicchio Group. It groups quite distinct types:
- ‘Rosso di Treviso’ has long leaves with a broad white midrib and a red blade.
- ‘Rosso di Chioggia’ has a round head with many white midribs and a red blade.
- ‘Rosso di Verona’ is intermediate between the previous two cultivars.
- ‘Variegato di Castelfranco’ has a loose head with yellow leaves spotted with red.
- ‘Rosso di Chioggia’ is often confusingly sold as trévise in France.