Endive & Escarole

(Cichorium endivia) A long appreciated European delicacy, these crops add a lightly bitter piquancy to salads. All are best grown in rich soil, and cooler weather; in most of the country, this makes them best-suited to the fall garden. Grown in about the same way as lettuce. Usually sown in mid-summer to mature in cool autumn weather. Germination may be improved by starting seeds indoors, sheltered from the intense summer's heat. Do not let young seedlings become root-bound. Set plants into the garden when they've reached a convenient size. Some gardeners tie the outer leaves around the inner heart to blanch, which makes the crop milder; other folks prefer the slight bitterness as a counterpoint in their salads.

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Riccia Cuor D'Oro Endive

Riccia Cuor D'Oro Endive EE107

(Golden Heart Endive) Early Frisee-type with deep-green outer leaves shading... Read More

FRIS√ČE Endive EE106

Also known as Curly Endive. Finely cut leaves add beauty and body to salads.... Read More

De Meaux Endive EE105

Broad, dark green heads with creamy-white, blanched hearts that are heavenly... Read More
De Louviers Escarole

De Louviers Escarole EE104

Leaves are very finely curled and deeply notched. Produces a good blanched... Read More
Batavian Full Heart

Batavian Full Heart Endive EE101

AAS Winner 1934 with broad, thick, curled leaves heart blanches white.... Read More
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