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Endive

Endive

Endive comes in many varieties. This one grows slowly and can handle cold and harsh weather. Perfect for the fall.

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Specifications

Sowing time: June - September Height: 15-25 cm Weight: 1 gram

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Endive

Endive comes in many types. We use a good old slow-growing Endive variety. It can withstand cold and does well in all kinds of weather. 

  • Species name: Broadleaf Volhart Winter
  • Family: Leaf
  • Plants per square patch: 4
  • Height: 15 to 25 cm
  • Sowing time: early June until late September
  • Sowing depth: 0,5 to 1 cm
  • Germination time: Between 18 and 22°C in 8 to 15 days
  • Time to harvest: 8 to 12 weeks
  • Sunlight: Can be placed in both the sun and the shade

Want to buy Endive seeds? We sell the bags separately, but you can also find Endive in the Seasonal Seed Pack:


What's so special about our Endive?

Some Endive varieties are best grown in spring or summer. This one is perfect for the fall. 

This Endive grows slowly and can handle harsh weather or cold. It produces large heads with a light yellow heart.

Sowing and growing Endive

Growing endive is simple: put a few seeds in a hole and keep the soil mix moist. After they come up, thin out the seedlings and leave just 1 plant per hole. Four plants fit in one square patch. 

Watch out for snails: they like to eat young Endive plants. 

Always water the base of the plant, never the leaves. Dense Endive heads collect water, which means they can get mouldy or rot. 

Step-by-step sowing and growing instructions for Endive are in the Planty Garden app. 

What do you use Endive for?

Endive leaves are nice and spicy. Young leaves are delicious raw in salads, or mashed up with cheese or bacon. You can also roast Endive if you like (just not for too long!).