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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Endive & Escarole
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Batavian Full Heart Endive

Batavian Full Heart Endive EE101

AAS Winner 1934. Broad, thick, curled leaves; heart blanches white. A superb... Read More
De Louviers Endive

De Louviers Endive EE104

Leaves are very finely curled and deeply notched. Produces a good blanched... Read More
FRISÉE Endive or Curly Endive

FRISÉE Endive or Curly Endive EE106

Finely cut leaves add beauty and body to salads. Blanching (by tying the... Read More
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