Radicchio di Chioggia , belonging to the group of chicory, is also famous nationally for its properties and for its good taste. The radish is a plant with leaf blades rounded, closely imbricated with each other forming a heart shape spherical , which refers precisely the rose : from here " of Chioggia." The leaves have a more or less intense red color with white central veins . The variety of Chioggia was selected in the '30s from the intersection of radicchio and endive . Specifically , the rose of Chioggia has diuretic and digestive properties .
The crops for the production of the two types Radicchio di Chioggia "early" and "late" , must consist of plants of the Asteraceae family -
The cultivation may be with convetional method respecting the Disciplinary of "Produzione di Lotta Integrata " and organically method .
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