Organic Endive: Batavian Broad Leaved. Cichorium endivia.
A broadleaf Escarole type, the most popular endive today. This variety is perfect for our cooler season growing. A well filled heart with mild tasting crispy leaves.
How to grow:
Protected growing: Sow in Feb/April. Transplant in April and May. Harvest 10 – 12 weeks later June, July and August.
Outdoor growing: Sow May and June. Transplant out in June and July for harvesting up to end of October.
Keep slugs off when young. Plant out with good spacing to allow air flow around each plant.
Favourite ways to eat them:
Steam and garnish with oil and salt or fry lightly with olive oil and garlic and serve as a side. Eat in salads. A great addition to stews and casseroles.
A type of chicory, native to Europe.
Avg contents: 1g (~600 seeds).