Endive - (Escarolle) Broad-Leaf Batavian
A favorite salad variety with wide leaves with cut, irregular edges. Inner leaves blanch nicely to a creamy white. While this variety can be blanched and eaten as a salad green, it is usually cooked like spinach or is used for flavoring soups, stews and sauces.
Rich in vitamins A and C. Blanch by tying outer leaves together three weeks before harvest.
Planting time - Early spring to mid summer
Matures in - 85 days
Germinates in - 7 to 14 days
Sowing depth - 1/4 inch
Row spacing - 18 inches
Seed spacing - 1 inch
Thinning - when plants are 3-4 inches tall, thin to 10-12 inches apart
Net weight 800 MG (Estimated 500 seeds)
Bulk Endive seed available.
18000 Seeds/oz. Plant 1oz per 100ft row.
4lbs of Endive seed needed per acre, 1lb needed per acre if using transplants.