Although this is called a challenging crop to grow, it is not quite so challenging in the Calgary climate. It does take a bit more work but the use of the young leaves then heads later makes the work more than worthwhile. The young fresh heads are a visual delight for the eyes and a culinary treat for the taste buds! A spreading, leafy plant producing open, round heads 5-10 cm in diameter. Beautiful dark red leaves that withstand considerable frost. Follow our planting instructions for our foolproof method of growing great Radicchio. A cold frame or a basement is all that’s needed to enjoy these culinary delights.