Red and variegated Italian radicchio, which enjoys protected geographical status in the Trevisio region, is set to join the winter salad industry. When Lino Franchetto, president of the Italian radicchio growers organisation, visited the UK, retailers told him they were prepared to pay a premium because of the quality of the product. Further south, red Tropea onion growers, which enjoy a similar status, have established an organisation to promote the crop as exports grow. {{FRESH PRODUCE }}