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.