Other names: Italico Rosso
General Information: Red Dandelion, also called "Italico Rosso", is similar to Green Italian Dandelion but has beautiful red stems and mid-veins. Both are leafy chicories. The Italian Dandelion (both red and green varieties) is a hardy plant and is entirely edible, including the flowers, roots and leaves. The attractive and tasty, red dandelion greens deliver a bitter-sweet taste. Young leaves can be enjoyed fresh in salads. Larger mature leaves should be blanched briefly to remove bitterness. May be steamed and enjoyed as a side dish or used in a warm salad. Very high in iron.