Endive: Tres Fine Maraichere - Seeds & Bulbs
Tres Fine Maraichere
Once you have tasted a well grown endive, you will never eat a salad without it! The smooth taste of blanched endive is perfect to cleanse your palate between spicy dishes. Endive is also an attractive ornamental, so plant it where it will get noticed! The mildly bitter taste adds 'bite' to your salad.
Plant Type: Annual
When to Sow Outside: The key to success with escarole is to have it mature in cool or warm weather, but not in hot weather. Sow in very early spring, 4 - 6 weeks before the last frost. You can also sow in summer, 1 - 12 weeks before the first fall frost. Endive will withstand a light frost. In warm climates, sow in fall for winter harvest.
When to Sow Inside: This is highly recommended to get an early start for spring crops. Sow 10 - 12 weeks before the last frost and transplant outside in 5 - 6 weeks.
Seed Depth: 1/4"
Seed Spacing: 3"
Row Spacing: 18"
Days to Emerge: 10 - 20
Thinning: When 1" tall thin to 18" apart