Puntarelle is a variety of chicory grown for the Roman market; it is used primarily for raw salads. A head of the full-grown vegetable weighs about
Puntarelle chicory is just becoming available in America; past experience suggests that its day will come as it did for other Italian vegetables: arugula and radicchio. If you want to grow it, seeds are available from The Cook’s Garden, Box 535, Londonderry, VT 05148.
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