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Endive, Pancalieri a Costa Bianca (Organic)

Cichorium endivia.  60-70 days.

A vigorous Italian endive with large heads. The leaves are long with frilly edges and great flavor. Thick, crunchy, and juicy leaf stem and midribs is what Pancalieri a Costa Bianca is about. We find it performs great in the summer heat but it’s not nearly as sweet. Cold hardy heads can partially self blanch and tying them up results in very white endive. Harvested in the fall and winter, we enjoy it raw as one of our favorite additions to salad. Considered a traditional rustic endive in Italy.

1 g ≈ 500 seeds
$3.90

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3 g ≈ 1,500 seeds
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1/4 oz
$10.80

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1 oz
$36.00

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1/4 lb
$124.00

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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. emeraldentropy

    Very bitter

    emeraldentropy (verified owner)

    Where did you grow this variety? Oregon

    These are so bitter I cannot eat them. I’ve never had garden grown endive before. These might not be any more bitter then the rest but it’s way more bitter then store bought endive. But the seeds germinate well and my ducks seem to like them. I’m looking forward to when they flower so I can get some enjoyment out of them.

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