Endive

 

Sow 1cm (1/2") deep in rows 30cm (1ft) apart from mid-April to September. Harvest throughout the autumn and winter. If blanching, tie leaves loosely or cover with a pot to exclude light for three to five weeks before use. This removes the bitterness. Keep soil moist in dry periods to stop bolting. Slug control may be necessary during blanching.

MANOS
An early curled type with upright outer leaves, for cutting June - October.

PANCALIERI
Abundant self-blanching growth. This variety is often used for cutting when young. Can be used in salads or lightly cooked. The leaves have rose tinted white mid ribs.

WALLONE
Traditional French type. The large tightly packed heads are self blanching with finely cut leaves. Sow August-September for harvesting through the winter.