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Description

Endive and escarole are grown like lettuce, either in rows or patches. Escarole taste best when grown quickly in cooler weather. Be sure to add nitrogen fertilizer to the soil. This escarole produces well-rounded, tightly packed, dark green heads with deeply blanched, succulent, creamy-white hearts. A mild, delicate taste that is sure to win you over. Wonderful quickly ‘wilted’ in olive oil. Scrumptious.
HOW TO GROW

750 seeds/gram Sow in June, 6 mm (1/4″) deep in rows 60 cm (24″) apart. Thin seedlings to 20 cm (8″) apart within the row. To promote tenderness and to discourage bitterness, blanche the inner leaves by tying the larger outer leaves up over the centre about 7 to 10 days before harvesting – make sure the outer leaves are dry.
Days to Emergence: 7
Light: Full Sun
Growth Habit: Bushy
Height: Medium (7 to 30 cm)
Frost Tolerance: Frost Hardy
Days to Harvest: 90
Degree of Difficulty: Easy
Heritage: Heirloom