ENDIVE BATAVIAN BROAD SEED

ENDIVE BATAVIAN BROAD SEED

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ENDIVE BATAVIAN BROAD

Description
Broad Leaved Batavian Escarole Seeds 1690 Heirloom Vegetable. Endive and escarole are grown like lettuce, either in rows or patches. Escarole tastes best when grown quickly in cooler weather. Be sure to add nitrogen fertilizer to the soil. This escarole produces well-rounded, tightly packed, dark green heads with deeply blanched, succulent, creamy-white hearts. A mild, delicate taste that is sure to win you over. Wonderful quickly ‘wilted’ in olive oil. Scrumptious. Broad Leaved Batavian is an old variety from way back in the 1860’s.

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.

LIFECYCLE
Annual

PROPAGATION
Sow Direct

DAYS TO EMERGENCE
7 to 10

LIGHT
Full Sun

GROWTH HABIT
Bushy

FROST TOLERANCE
Can Withstand Light Frost

DAYS TO HARVEST
90

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY
Easy

HERITAGE
Heirloom

LENGTH OF ROW PACKET
One packet sows approximately 6 m (20') of row.

FAMILY NAME
Asteraceae

LATIN
Cichorum endivia latifolium