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Batavian Broadleaf Escarole (85 days) Large broad twisted leaves radiate from tightly packed 12-16 inch heads. Heirloom.
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Green Curled Ruffec (85 days) Deeply cut dark green leaves blanch to a creamy white thick heart. Cold resistant and does not bolt easily.
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Endive is a form of chicory (see also: grown for the
leaves, called chicon in Europe, and regarded as a delicacy.
Leaves are sometimes blanched before using to 'sweeten'
the leaves. It is a a cool weather crop producing curled
or frilled green leaves eaten as salad green.
Propagation is by sowing seed either directly or for
transplants. FOR TRANSPLANTS: Sow seed in
trays or pots at a depth of 1/4inch. Keep moist at 65-70F
until seedlings emerge. When the second set of true leaves
appear, transplants to larger containers or space 6-9inches apart
each way in a seedling bed. Transplant outdoors to a garden spot
in full sun which has been dug and worked with a generous amount
of compost or composted manure. Plant one plant every
12inches in rows 18-24inches apart. Cultivate to keep weeds
down. TO DIRECT SEED: Sow 1 seed
every 4inches in rows 18-24inches apart. After seedlings
reach about 4inches in height, thin to one plant every 12inches.
Water during dry spells. BLANCHING:
Many people prefer that endive is blanched shortly before eating
to 'sweeten' the leaves. This can be done by covering the
leaves in some way to block light from reaching them. Place
flower pots, buckets or other covering over the plants about 3
weeks prior to harvesting.
HARVEST: Leaves can be cut at any time.
SEEDS SPECS: Average 18000 seeds per
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