ENDIVE Gourmet Blend
Also known as Escarole, this lettuce like plant has a sharper flavor with creamy center leaves forming a delicious mild flavored heart. It is ideal for late crops which can be harvested into the winter, as it is very cold hardy. Approximately 80 days to maturity.
Special Directions For Short Season Climates
SOWING: Sow seed directly outdoors in early spring. Can also be sown mid to late summer for fall, winter and spring use. Cover seed with 1/8 inch fine soil firmed down.
SPACING AND THINNING: Space rows at least 18 inches apart, thin to 12 inches apart in rows.
GERMINATION: 2 to 3 weeks depending upon soil and weather conditions. Keep soil moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Endive benefits from well cultivated enriched soil. The entire plant can be harvested at once or the outer leaves can be used as needed. When plant nears maturity outer leaves can be gathered up and tied loosely over center of plant for blanching. Keep well watered during heat of summer. Protect from heavy rains in winter.