Broadleaf Batavian Endive Seeds - (Cichorium endivia)

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SKU:
V1442
Seed Count:
Approx 200 seeds per pack
Days to Maturity:
85-90 days
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
$3.15

Description

Broadleaf Batavian Endive or Escarole

Wide, curling leaves form around a 10-12" tightly packed head with a well blanched, creamy heart. The heart will blanch to a creamy white while allowing an on-going harvest of the outer leaves. Resembles a lettuce head, an old variety dating back to the 1860's.

A market grower favorite, the leaves are lettuce-like, large, broad, and reach 12 - 16 inches tall. Broadleaf endive varieties, or escarole, are usually less bitter than the curly leaf varieties. 

History

Cichorium is a robust, lettuce-like leafy herb indigenous to the Mediterranean region and has been developed into three distinct forms. 

Uses

Use like other greens; fresh in a green salad, sauteed, or chopped and added into soups and stews.

Growing Tip

For the most tender and flavorful leaves, plant either early or late in the season to avoid the hot season.

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