Endives are a kind of chicory. They tolerate more heat than lettuce and grow faster in cold weather. Usually tied up or covered to blanch to reduce the bitter flavor, but some varieties are self-blanching. Sow in sun in late summer for maturity in Fall/Winter. Roots are often dug up after a summer's growth, then stored in the dark to sprout.
Leaves are eaten raw in salads, also boiled, steamed, sauteed, braised, or cooked in soups or stews. Broad leafed varieties are good for food wraps.
Cichorium endivaC,W/Matures 12-14/Harvest 2-4/Yield 60-100/Spacing 12”