Escarole, Ascolana (Organic)
Cichorium endivia. 60-70 days.
Super hardy escarole for winter and spring production. Dark green heads with curly edged semi-broad leaves that have a similar shape to Schiana but not as wide as Diva. Ascolana has the ability to obtain a very large size and keeps very well once harvested. When fully sized up the heart self-blanches nicely. From a late July sowing it can be harvested from December through February.