Heirloom Vegetable. This plant deserves a place of honour in any salad lover’s garden! The fringed, emerald green leaves of this pretty endive are absolutely delicious in salads.The tender and very sweet inner leaves are the real prize! Growth is heavy with plants reaching 37 cm (15″) or more in diameter by the end of the season.
How to Grow
750 seed/gram Sow seed directly outdoors in June, 6 mm (1/4″) deep in rows 60 cm (24″) apart. Thin seedlings to 20 cm (8″) apart within the row. To promote tenderness and to discourage bitterness, blanch the inner leaves by tying the larger outer leaves up over the centre about 7 to 10 days before harvesting – make sure the outer leaves are dry when you do this.