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Endive Seeds - Rossa Di Verona Radicchio HEIRLOOM

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  • Known Also as Italian Chicory
  • Compact Heads with Deep Red Leaves
  • Best Sown Late Spring for Fall Harvest

Product Description

Grow Heirloom Endive - Plant Rossa Di Verona Radicchio Endive Seeds (Italian Chicory)

Sometimes known as Italian Chicory, this endive is grown as a leaf vegetable which can be roasted or grilled. In Italy, it is popularly servedgrilled in olive oil. Round, solid and compact heads sport heart-shaped, deep red leaves.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Rossa Di Verona Radicchio Endive
    Botanical Name:Chicorium endiva "Rossa Di Verona Radicchio"
    Type:Heirloom
    Size at Maturity: 5" Compact Heads
    Days to Maturity:90 Days
    Light Requirement:Sun/Partial Shade
    Planting Time:Cool Season
    Sowing Method:Direct or Indoor Sow
    Planting Depth:1/8"
    Plant Spacing:10" - 12" apart
    Seeds per Pound:NA
    Hardiness Zones:All
    Ships:Year-round
    Average Seeds Per Packet:~1 tsp
  • Planting Instructions

    When to Plant:

    • 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.

    How to Grow:

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

    When to Harvest:

    • 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.

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