Endive Olesh Tres Fine Organic Seeds

Endive Olesh Tres Fine Organic Seeds

Cichorium endivia var. crispa

Item #3120

65 days. Also called frisee, endive’s beautiful lacy leaves will turn ordinary lettuce salad into an upscale mesclun mix. The mild flavor blends well with other greens and the crisp, finely cut leaves add interesting texture. Use in the flower garden for an exquisite ornamental.

This packet sows seven 10-foot rows.

Days to Emerge:
10-14 days

Seed Depth:
1/4"

Seed Spacing:
A group of 5 seeds every 10"

Row Spacing:
18"

Thinning:
When 1" tall, thin to 1
every 10"


When to sow outside: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost or as soon as soil can be worked, or 8 to 10 weeks before average first frost. In mild climates (USDA zones 8 or warmer), sow in fall for winter harvest.

When to start inside: 10 to 12 weeks before average last frost; transplant outside 4 to 6 weeks after start inside.

Harvesting: In fall, harvest after first couple of light frosts; flavor is actually improved with light frost. When plants are 12" to 15" across, entire head can be cut off at base. In spring, harvest before temperatures get above 90°F. Some people peel away the outer leaves, as they tend to be tougher and more bitter than inner leaves. The leaves can actually be harvested anytime in a “cut- and-come-again” fashion; this is particularly good when seeds are planted too late in spring, and warm weather is approaching quickly, threatening to cause plants to bolt.

Artist: Donna Clement



Send your photo to us

Learn & Grow

View all Articles

How to Plan Your Fall Vegetable Garden

What and Where to Sow:

First, consider where you have space from harvested crops or will have space in the next few weeks. Is there room to sow a…

More…

Frost Tolerance of Vegetables

In early fall, it pays to keep an eye on nighttime temperatures. Don't caught off guard by frost. Make sure to get the last of your crops harvested in…

More…

The Secret is in the Soil

What is Soil?

Soil is a diverse mix of substances, teeming with life and composed of minerals, decayed plant and animal matter, water, and air. It…

More…