Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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Broadleaf Batavian Endive
Broadleaf Batavian Endive (80 days)
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.