Franchi Italian vegetable Seeds: Chicory and Dandelion

Mark Mazer
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 06:19:49 PDT

" uncommon sources, including Franchi)"

Seeds from Italy is the US Franchi distributor.

The seed packets are quite beautiful.

Mark Mazer
Hertford, NC

On Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 4:36 PM Judy Glattstein <> wrote:

> I stand corrected. I accept that Johnny's dandelion is not dandelion,
> it's chicory. Franchi (what a luscious catalog. There used to be a
> vendor at the Philly Flower Show who sold seed from wonderfully uncommon
> sources, including Franchi) Anyhow, Franchi does sell Chicorium. And
> also Taraxicum, to wit: Dandelion / Dente de Leone.
> As it stands, both Taraxicum and Chicorium are exotic invaders. I
> speculate that European immigrants brought both over to North American.
> What's just about to open now, along my driveway, is the
> dandelion-looking flowers of coltsfoot, Tussilago farfara. Which is also
> not native.
> Enough of this not a bulb, not even a native. I retire from the discussion.
> Judy
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