Endive Olesh Tres Fine Organic Seeds

Endive Olesh Tres Fine Organic Seeds

Cichorium endivia var. crispa

Item #3120

65 days. Also called frisée, endive’s beautiful lacy leaves will turn ordinary lettuce salad into an upscale mesclun. 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 3 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, as soon as soil can be worked, or 8 to 10 weeks before average first frost. Mild climates: In USDA zones 8 or warmer, sow in fall for winter harvest.

When to start inside: 8 to 10 weeks before average last frost; transplant outside 4 to 6 weeks after started inside.

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

Artist: Donna Clement



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