Packet size: 3 ¼" x 4 ½"
This broad leaf variety has a less bitter flavor than it's curly leaf cousins. Wonderful in salads, soups and sautés. Also known as escarole.
Plant in prepared soil 1/4 inch deep. Thin plants to 12" apart. The young thinnings can be eaten and are considered "baby greens". Plant again in late summer for a second harvest in fall.
- Lifecycle: annual (vegetable)
- Time to Maturity: about 2 1/2 months
- Sun Requirement: sun
- Spacing: 12" apart
- Depth: 1/8 inch
- 260-270 Seeds Per Packet
- Seeds/Oz: 20000
- Ideal Germination Temperature: 75 Days
- Sowing Method: Direct
- Heirloom Year: 1860's
- Cichorium endivia
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