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Characteristics: Annual leaf vegetable
Seed per packet: Approx 200
A close cousin to lettuce Endive Auante Garde has excellent crisp leaves and a deep well blanched crisp heart that make an excellent alternative to lettuce.
A hardy winter variety that withstands frosts.
Endive are also known as Chicory, all members of the chicory family are favoured for the bitterness, unlike lettuces which are chosen for their delicacy.
Prefers moist fertile well-drained soil but grows well in almost any garden soil in a sunny position.
Tropical: All Seasons
Temperate: Early Spring to Late Summer
Cool: Spring & Autumn
Sow: 6mm deep
Sow direct or grow in trays.
Plant space: 20cm
Row Space: 30cm
Germination: 5-7 days
Maturity: 10 weeks