Early variety with very large heads with lots of soft, slightly curled and tasty leaves. Leaves can be used in salads, and can also be cooked in a gratin, with a white sauce or in a bechamel sauce.
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.