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PlantFiles: 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

One vendor has this plant for sale.

3 members have or want this plant for trade.


under 6 in. (15 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
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Bloom Time:
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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:
Unknown - Tell us

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


No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral celtic_wyndes_f 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.

Neutral Farmerdill 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. "


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

Hallsville, Missouri

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