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Cornet de Bordeaux Escarole organic

€2,20 EUR

Cornet de Bordeaux escarole or chicory is a French Heirloom from Bordeaux. This hardy and early variety of chicory forms a cone shaped head with long, dark green, slightly curled leaves. The Cornet de Bordeaux chicory texture is firm, crunchy with a slightly bitter taste. Leaves can be used in salads, and can also be cooked in a gratin, with a white sauce or in a bechamel sauce. Cornet de Bordeaux is sometimes called Cornet de Bordeaux endive.

Scientific Name: Cichorium endivia

Plant Life Cycle: biennial

Optimal Germination Temperature: 16 °C

Germination time in days: 7-15 days

Indicative Days to maturity: 60-80 days

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil requirement: rich and well drained

Sowing and cultivation: Surface sow seeds indoors from March and lightly cover. Transplant outdoors 5 weeks after sowing and space by 8 cm each way. Harvest 3 months later.