What are Chicories?
Chicories are crisp, bright greens with a mildly bitter flavour that help us get through winter. They can range from crisp pale yellow, endive petals to magenta-speckled radicchio leaves and wildly curly frisée, looking more like flower petals than your ordinary salad greens.
Chicories are similar to lettuces, but they are heartier and have a bitter flavour. They are primarily planted as cool-season crops that bloom in late autumn (and last in temperate climates through early spring).