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Asparagus Chicory  
A salad green that grows with long thin stems containing ragged or serrated green leaves similar to dandelion greens. The texture of this green is soft and slightly crunch while the flavor is mildly bitter, very similar to lettuce or escarole. Radichetta grows as open heads or stalks of leaves that are loosely arranged around the base. A member of the chicory family, Asparagus Chicory is most often served for use in salads or as a cooked vegetable. It is a common Italian salad green that is also used for a variety of different purposes such as sandwich greens. Other names for this green include radichetta or catalogna.