“Variegated radicchio from Castelfranco”, north of Treviso is a beautiful, variegated, red and pale green, lettuce-like vegetable, with a mild flavour and crisp texture. It is ideally suited to use in salads. See Antonio Carluccio's book Vegetables, page 256 for a recipe.
Sow in a seed box and plant out or direct sow in autumn for full size plants, but can be planted anytime for picking young. Thin to 10cm. This is easy to grow and very consistent in producing a nice head