Endive, Broad Leaf, Escarole
Cichorium endivia 'Broad-leaved Batavian'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cichorium (sik-KOR-ee-um) (Info)
Species: endivia (en-DIV-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Broad-leaved Batavian

Category:

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

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Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hallsville, Missouri

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 10, 2009, celtic_wyndes_f from Hallsville, MO (Zone 5b) wrote:

INFO: Cut top 5" of stalks brfore flowering in early summer & dry leaves in the shade. repeat as new growth develops. Sage will thrive as a potted plant.

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On Mar 30, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Available from Merrifield Gardens, which offer this description; " This salad green, also known as escarole, produces large, broad leaves on plants up to 15" across. The leaves are slightly twisted and have a sharper flavor and more substance than lettuce. Use mixed with other greens in salads, as cooked greens, and as a garnish. Tastiest crops are timed for harvest during the cool weather of autumn. 80-90 days to maturity. "