A Cretan variety of wild chicory, Stamnagathi is a green, leafy superfood that can be eaten raw or cooked.
This biennial – perennial vegetable prefers a full sun position and should grow about 25cm high.
It prefers moist, free draining sandy – loam soil but it can generally handle various soil types.
Stamnagathi is a hardy plant that can handle salty conditions.
The plant has anti rheumatic and antiseptic properties and it is rich in vitamins C and E, linoleic acid and omega-3 fatty acids.