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Endive (Escarole) Seeds - Broadleaf Batavian HEIRLOOM - OPEN POLLINATED

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Packet $3.95
1 Ounce $9.50
1/4 Pound $22.95 40%
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  • Excellent flavor and texture!
  • A wonderful addition to salads
  • Will tolerate some shade, but prefers full sun exposure

Product Description

Heirloom "Broadleaf Batavian" Endive Seeds - Escarole Seeds

The Broadleaf Batavian Endive is also commonly known as Escarole. This delicious and versatile endive can be used in salad greens, in vinaigrette, or eaten raw. Plant Broadleaf Batavian Endive (Escarole) seeds in either spring or late summer and enjoy a bountiful harvest.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Endive (Escarole) Seeds - Broadleaf Batavian
    Botanical Name:Chicorium endiva
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Cool Season
    Plant Type:Broadleaf
    Features:Heirloom, Container Garden, Good for Microgreens
    Fruit Size:10-12" heads
    Days to Maturity:60-90 Days
    Plant Spacing:6 inches
    Planting Depth:1/8 inch
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow, Start Indoors
    Cold Stratification:No
    Hardiness Zones:2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Grow Broadleaf Batavian Endives

    When to Plant Endive Seeds

    For best results, start indoors as early as 8-10 weeks in small pots or egg cartons and place them in a greenhouse or a warm, moist environment. Sow outdoors 4-6 weeks before your anticipated final frost date in the Spring.The goal is to harvest before daytime temperatures exceed 85 degrees F, and the plant is ready to harvest generally 80-90 days after they’re sown.

    Where to Plant Endive Seeds

    Full sun is preferred, but endive will tolerate some shade.

    How to Plant Endive Seeds

    If starting inside, transfer to your garden after the danger of frost has passed, and plant 6 inches apart. If sowing outdoors or when transferring, plant in well-draining loose soil. Keep area moist and evenly watered to promote faster growth. A lack of water will cause leaves to become bitter. You can add aged compost to planting area before sowing and side dress plants with compost midseason.

    How to Harvest Endive

    Harvest 80-90 days after planting, when leaves are about 5 – 6 inches tall. Cut right above soil level for continuous harvest. If harvesting in the fall, make sure to harvest before any frost, or else your endive crop will be ruined. Endive can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. You can freeze, can, or dry the leaves.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

Product Reviews

Global Rating: 5.00 from 2 reviews

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Escarole Broadleaf Batavian

Impressed with the quality of your seeds. Germination 100%. Bought some packets of seeds locally for Italian parsley and basil and planted at the same time. None of them came up! From now on, it's Eden all the way! Thanks.


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I know this as escarole, and was very happy with the resulys achieved. I was pleasantly surprised by the extent of growth.

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