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Organic Broadleaf Batavian Endive

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Cichorium endivia

Organic Broadleaf Batavian Endive
 (80 days)


batavian endive seed

Lettuce-like leaves are broad and slightly twisted.

Leaves form around 10-12" heads that are tightly packed with a well blanched, creamy heart. 

Makes an excellent garnish as well. 

***Like all members of the chicory family, endive has a bitter flavor, but the intensity of the bitterness varies depending on the cultivar and how it is handled.  Too much heat cause endive to be over bitter.  In hot regions it is best to plant endive early or late in the season when the days are cooler.

Seed Planting Depth

Seeds per gram

Germination Temperature

Days to Germination

Row Spacing

Plant Spacing

100' Row Yield


1/8" 600-800 40-65 2-14 12" 8" 80 lb. Full to Partial

Latuca sativa var.crispa

Planting Tips for Organic Heirloom Lettuce Seeds:

Sow directly into very fertile, loose soil.  Thin down to final spacing once plants are established.  For best results, plant in spring or fall.  Harvest outside leaves for a continual harvest.  For longer harvest, stagger plantings every 2-3 weeks.

Heat Tolerance:  If you are growing lettuce in the heat, plant them where they will get afternoon shade.  Lettuce is a spring and fall crop in really hot areas.

Harvest Tips: For a continual harvest, sow every 2-3 weeks a new crop if cutting full heads, otherwise harvesting outside leaves will encourage a longer harvest from individual plants.

Seeding Rate:

30,000 plants/acre, aproximately 2 oz.

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.


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