Endive, Frisée de Meaux (Organic)

Cichorium endivia. 60-70 days.

Large-headed, triple cut frisée. While endive is sweetest in winter, this is the best frisée we offer for summer production making Frisée de Meaux good for harvest summer through winter. Big, self-blanching hearts are delicious in salad and much more frost tolerant than lettuce. It is always nice to add a light bittersweet crunch to mixed salads. Endives like this one pair very well with hard cheeses and bright vinaigrette dressings, and really shine in the classic Salade Lyonnaise. A French heritage variety from Dominique Guillet of Kokopelli Seed in France. He is famous for saving rare French heritage vegetable varieties and fighting restrictive European Union seed laws.


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Geographical Origin

Sow indoors with good potting soil February through September. Transplant into the garden about 3-4 weeks after sprouting. In our region, endive can grow through the winter without protection, but is best sown in June or July for this purpose. Alternatively, direct sow March through August.

Seed Saving

Collect seeds from 5 or more plants when seeds have dried down. Cut whole plants, place on tarp, dance and stomp to free the seeds. Collect seeds from tarp, winnow to clean. Isolate by 50′ from other Cichorium sp.

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  1. 2 out of 2 people found this helpful

    Adaptive has the best selection of endive and chicory


    Where did you grow this variety? Oregon

    This Frisée de Meaux grows very well here in Willamette valley. Survives winters no problem. Seeds have amazing germination rates. Great in salads.
    Adaptive is hands down the best seed company, possibly in the whole world. I find your selection and quality of heirloom seeds better than anything you can get in Europe and the rest of US.

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