Endive Cichorium endivia
How to sow endive: Direct seed indoors, transplant outside after hardening off seedlings
Sun requirement for endive: Plant in Full Sun
Endive has been planted 8 times by Growstuff members.
Curly Endive is a narrow-leaved member of the Chicory family (versus Escarole, which is broad-leaved). It grows in loose heads of narrow, green, lacey leaves with curled tips. The head is often tied together when it is 25cm tall to blanch the inner leaves. The outer leaves have a slightly bitter flavor, and the inner leaves have a subtle sweetness and more delicate texture. All of the leaves sweeten slightly with frost or cooking. Curly Endive can be eaten raw in salads or cooked in soups, stews, and other dishes.
Median lifespan18 weeks
First harvest expected14 weeks after planting
Last harvest expected14 weeks after planting
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