Salad King Endive
Salad King Endive
Currently unavailable, we suggest Full Heart Batavian and Broadleaf Batavian as alternatives.
90 days — 'Salad King' endive is giant and grows vigorously, resists bolting, tip burn, and frost. The outer leave can be tied to blanch a heart that can reach up to two feet in height. It was introduced in 1957 and is well adapted for the Western United States. Each packet contains one gram, which is approximately 450 seeds.
Planting Instructions: Endive is generally very easy to grow. You can start indoors or plant directly in the garden. Good results are had by planting in beds, ¼ inch deep, covered with light soil, one to two inches apart. Thin to six to eight inches apart
Once the plants are mature, tie the leaves together to blanch the heart.
If you plan to save seed, care should be taken to ensure that Endive and Chicory are not in close proximity (at least 500 feet) as cross-pollination will occur. Endive will tolerate light frosts.
- Here is a link to a tasty recipe from one of our gardening friend's website - "Curly Endive Salad with Bacon and Garlic Dressing - From Garden to Table."
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